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Austin principal Josh Budwin has been named a 2015 “Rising Star” by Law60. This annual feature recognizes the profession's top legal talent under the age of 40.  To compile the 2015 list, Law360 selected a total of 144 rising stars, across 29 practice areas, from a record number of 1,200 submissions.

In selecting Josh as a top IP attorneys under 40, Law360 noted his contributions in helping the firm secure three massive, nine-figure patent verdicts for ParkerVision Inc., Versata Software Inc. and Medtronic PLC totaling more than $768 million over the past seven years.   Most recently, in January, Josh helped McKool Smith secure a $15 million verdict on behalf of Droplets Inc. against Overstock.com Inc. and Sears Holding Corp after a four-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Click here to read Josh’s full Law360 feature article.

With more than 185 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Over the past eight years, the firm has secured nine nine-figure jury verdicts, as well as nine eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last eight years than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents leading clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.

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