- Associate, Houston
"Within days of joining McKool Smith, I joined the litigation team for a multi-billion dollar case; within weeks I was preparing for and attending multiple depositions. The work at McKool Smith is both challenging and rewarding. It is one of the reasons I was drawn to the firm during my job search—at McKool Smith you are not just another associate, you are an integral member of a powerful litigation team."
- Associate, New York
"I chose McKool Smith knowing that I would work harder and gain more experience than anywhere else, and I was right. Within two months of passing the bar, I was sitting in a courtroom listening to the testimony of a witness I had prepped for trial. Several months later, I was in a different courtroom arguing pre-trial motions and helping select a jury. Though we’re not always in the courtroom, the days spent brainstorming strategy or drafting dispositive motions bring their own satisfaction. Even the most stressful tasks are bearable with the right team, and I’ve been lucky to work with leaders at McKool Smith who value everyone’s input."
- Associate, Austin
"I came to the McKool Smith Austin office just under a year ago, as a lateral hire. I was (and still am) excited about the patent litigation work the firm does, but was nervous about finding my place as a lateral and forging new working and personal relationships with new colleagues."
- Associate, Los Angeles
"When I started as a litigator, I assumed that working in a big law firm in New York meant never going to trial. What I find so great about McKool Smith is that they regard every case as one that could go to trial. It is that mindset that I find so appealing about the firm."