McKool Smith associate Ashley Moore was featured as a special guest on the Whatever It Takes (WIT) Network’s June 3, 2015 broadcast of “3 Days to A Raise with Bethany Williams” in a segment titled “Women in Law - Breaking into the Bar.”
During her feature segment, Ms. Moore provided professional development advice and best practices for women lawyers, particularly women trial lawyers, to break through barriers and excel in their careers. “In order to stand out in any career, I believe there are two important rules to live by,” Ms. Moore explained. “Always ask questions and be a trailblazer.”
Ms. Moore earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with Biomedical Specialization from Southern Methodist University (SMU) before graduating from SMU Dedman School of Law. Since arriving at McKool Smith more than eight years ago, Ms. Moore has earned a reputation as a talented trial lawyer. Her recent courtroom victories include serving as a member of the firm’s trial team on behalf of clients Summit 6 and Ericsson. The Summit 6 case resulted in a $15 million patent infringement award against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc. The final judgment ordered an additional $1.8 million in prejudgment interest for a total award of $16.8 million. The Ericsson case resulted in a $10+ million patent infringement award against a number of wireless router and laptop makers.
In 2014, McKool Smith launched its annual Women’s Leadership Forum, which Ms. Moore has been actively involved in each year. This two-day gathering was created to provide professional development and leadership skills training to promote the advancement of women lawyers in the firm.
With more than 185 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured nine nine-figure jury verdicts, as well as ten 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 clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.