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The firm kicked-off the year by welcoming two new additions to its principal ranks, including Dallas-based Holly Engelmann and Austin-based Kevin  Kneupper. Our principal ranks expanded again in September, when Sarah Jorgensen was named a principal in Silicon Valley. 

Here’s more information about Holly, Sarah and Kevin:

Holly Engelmann:

Holly focuses on intellectual property, bankruptcy, and complex commercial litigation.  Most recently, she was a member of the McKool Smith trial team that represented Ericsson in its patent infringement suits against Samsung before the International Trade Commission.  Holly has been named a Texas “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the past four years and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  During law school, she interned with Justice Craig T. Enoch of the Supreme Court of Texas and for Justice David W. Chew of the Eighth Court of Appeals of Texas.

Sarah Jorgensen:

Sarah served as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, and for Hon. Lawrence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She also served as a Trial Attorney with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.  Sarah brings her unique appellate skills to bear on a wide range of matters, both at the trial and appellate levels in complex tort, commercial and intellectual property litigation.  In addition to her clerkships, she served as a Litigation Attorney for Textron, Inc. in Providence, R.I.

Kevin Kneupper:

Kevin focuses on intellectual property disputes. He represents clients in the enterprise software; mobile phone hardware and software; and oil and gas industries, among others. Kevin was recently a member of the McKool Smith trial team that secured a $173 million patent infringement verdict for ParkerVision against Qualcomm. He was also a member of the McKool Smith trial teams that secured both a $345 million verdict and a $138 million verdict for Versata in patent infringement suits against SAP America and its parent company SAP AG.  Kevin is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Judge James L. Dennis of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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