DALLAS – The national law firm of McKool Smith has been selected by in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies and the publishers of Corporate Counsel magazine as a 2010 “Go-To Law Firm” for business and intellectual property litigation.

McKool Smith, which maintains offices in Texas, New York, and Washington, D.C., will be recognized in the upcoming legal guide “In House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies.” The firm earned a spot on the prestigious listing through a survey of in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies in addition to independent research conducted by Corporate Counsel editors, including the review of public records, key publications and other resources.

“We proudly represent some of the world’s leading companies, and we are very gratified that our clients think enough of our work to name us as one of the country’s top law firms,” says Mike McKool, co-founder of McKool Smith.

The past year has seen McKool Smith continue the firm’s impressive run of courtroom victories in addition to establishing new practice areas and earning professional honors. Since being recognized in The National Law Journal for winning more of the nation’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2008 than any law firm in the country, McKool Smith has opened a new office in Houston and announced the addition of a national bankruptcy practice. The firm also was selected as one of the country’s most innovative law firms in The National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List.”

With more than 130 litigators working as an integrated team across offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has been recognized by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch for winning more Top 100 verdicts than any other U.S. law firm during the past three years.  McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.

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