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DALLAS – For the second year in a row, the law firm of McKool Smith won more of the country’s Top 100 Verdicts than any other law firm in the United States.

McKool Smith helped clients secure four of the country’s Top 100 Verdicts during 2009, according to a recent report published in The National Law Journal. No other U.S. law firm won more than two of the nation’s top 100 jury awards. The annual list is based on research compiled by IncisiveMedia’s VerdictSearch, the recognized leader in U.S. verdict information.

“We take great pride in handling every case with the intention of winning and winning big,” says Mike McKool, co-founder of McKool Smith. “That mindset is one reason why we have won more of the country’s top verdicts than any other firm, and it’s the kind of thinking I know our clients want when they’re headed to court.”

McKool Smith is home to more than 120 attorneys who handle complex commercial litigation, intellectual property claims, bankruptcy matters, and white collar litigation for successful individuals and corporations across the globe.

The McKool Smith verdicts listed in The National Law Journal include:

  •  i4i v. Microsoft –Led by firm principals Douglas Cawley, Gordon White, Jeff Carter, Kevin Burgess, Rosemary Snider, Jill Lynch, and Randy Carter, McKool Smith won a $200 million patent infringement verdict for Toronto-based software maker i4i Inc. against software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).
  • Versata v. SAP AG –Led by firm principals Sam Baxter, Scott Cole, Steve Pollinger, and Ted Stevenson, McKool Smith won a $138 million patent infringement verdict for Austin, Texas-based enterprise software maker Versata Software Inc. against global software provider SAP AG.
  • City of San Antonio v. Hotels.com, et al. –Led by firm principals Gary Cruciani, Steve Wolens, and Rosemary Snider, McKool Smith won a $20 million jury verdict for the city of San Antonio and more than 170 Texas cities in class-action lawsuit over unpaid hotel occupancy taxes.
  • OPTi Inc. v. Apple Inc. – Led by firm principals Carol Butner and Rosemary Snider, and co-counsel Michael Brody and Taras Gracey, partners at Winston Strawn, the team won a $19 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Palo Alto, Calif., technology provider OPTi Inc. against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

With more than 130 litigators working as an integrated team across offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has been recognized by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch for winning more Top 100 verdicts than any other U.S. law firm during the past three years.  McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.

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