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McKool Smith and 10 of the firm’s principals have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a guide to the leading law firms and attorneys in the United States.

McKool Smith is ranked as one of the top law firms in the country for intellectual property litigation.  Chambers USA also ranks McKool Smith as one of the top firms in New York for Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder and as a leading firm in commercial litigation, intellectual property, and bankruptcy/restructuring in Texas.  The publication notes that "McKool Smith continues to blaze trails in the litigation arena."

In addition, the firm’s principals have been ranked as leaders in their respective fields, including:

  • Sam Baxter: Intellectual Property Litigation and General Commercial Litigation (Texas)
  • Douglas Cawley: Intellectual Property Litigation (Texas)
  • Roderick Dorman: Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
  • J. Michael Hennigan: Trial Lawyers (National) and General Commercial Litigation (California)
  • William LaFuze: Intellectual Property Litigation (Texas)
  • Lew LeClair: General Commercial Litigation (Texas)
  • Mike McKool: Trial Lawyers (National); Intellectual Property Litigation and General Commercial Litigation (Texas)
  • Steven Pollinger: Intellectual Property Litigation (Texas)
  • Hugh Ray: Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
  • Ted Stevenson: Intellectual Property Litigation (Texas)

Chambers USA is compiled by Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher of guides to the world's leading law firms and lawyers. To compile the 2016 edition, researchers conducted more than 10,000 interviews with attorneys and business leaders from across the U.S. The final list can be viewed here.   

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