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McKool Smith has announced that intellectual property litigators Steven J. Rizzi and Ramy Emad Hanna have joined the firm as principals in its New York office. The veteran trial lawyers focus on patent litigation, primarily in the technology, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical sectors. There has been extensive coverage of the announcement.

Media coverage can be found below:

"Trial firm McKool Smith PC continued the expansion of its intellectual property coverage by adding a pair of former King & Spalding LLP attorneys with decades of experience working high-stakes patent litigation, the firm announced Wednesday."

"Trial firm McKool Smith grabbed N.Y.-based intellectual property litigators Steven Rizzi and Ramy Hanna from King & Spalding, where they were partners. They arrive as principals."

"Steven Rizzi and Ramy Emad Hanna have joined McKool Smith as principals in the firm’s intellectual property practice, primarily in the technology, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical sectors. They were both formerly at King & Spalding."

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"McKool Smith continued its recent hiring tear with the additions of Steve Rizzi and Ramy Emad Hanna from King & Spalding. The new principals are based in New York and focus on patent litigation primarily in the technology, semiconductor and pharmaceutical sectors. Over the last six months McKool has added Alan Whitehurst from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Nick Matich from the USPTO's Office of General Counsel. “Steve and Ramy bring a wealth of experience trying cases in district courts nationwide as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission,” said David Sochia, McKool Smith’s managing principal, in a written statement."

"McKool Smith welcomes IP litigators – McKool Smith has announced that IP litigators Steven J Rizzi and Ramy Emad Hanna have joined the firm as principals in its New York office. The veteran trial lawyers focus on patent litigation, primarily in the technology, semiconductor and pharmaceutical sectors."

"McKool Smith PC has added three new intellectual property attorneys, including former King & Spalding attorneys Steven J. Rizzi and Ramy Emad Hanna, along with Blair M. Jacobs, a former Paul Hastings LLP litigator."

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