McKool Smith, one of America’s leading trial firms, has relocated its Silicon Valley office to 255 Shoreline Drive in Redwood Shores. The firm launched its office in temporary office space earlier this year with the joining of intellectual property trial lawyer Courtland Reichman.
“We’re excited to move into our permanent location, and look forward to continuing the growth of our Silicon Valley office,” said Mike McKool, co-founder and Chairman of McKool Smith.
The move into Silicon Valley marked the firm’s eighth office and second in California. In September 2011, the members of Hennigan Dorman, a Los Angeles-based trial firm, joined McKool Smith. This added 35 trial lawyers to McKool Smith’s roster and expanded the firm’s intellectual property (IP) litigation and commercial litigation practices into the West Coast. In May 2012, Mr. Reichman joined the firm to open its office in Silicon Valley. He was accompanied by Senior Counsel Sarah Jorgensen. McKool Smith conducts business in California as McKool Smith Hennigan.
Mr. Reichman is a trial lawyer with more than 17 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes patent and Lanham Act litigation, and a broad range of intellectual property and commercial disputes. He has appeared in state and federal courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Reichman’s appellate practice includes more than 20 federal appellate arguments, including arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit. Prior to joining McKool Smith, Mr. Reichman served as Global Chair of an “AmLaw 30” law firm’s 150-attorney intellectual property group, and Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.
McKool Smith was founded in Dallas in 1991 by Mike McKool and Phil Smith. In 1996, the firm expanded into Marshall, in the Eastern District of Texas, which would soon establish a reputation as a rocket docket for patent infringement cases. McKool Smith prepared for the patent litigation boom by opening an office in Austin in 2000 and launching an intellectual property litigation practice. The firm enhanced its IP litigation practice with the addition of an International Trade Commission litigation practice and a Washington, DC office in 2007. That same year, the firm opened an office in New York and added a white collar defense practice. In 2009, McKool Smith expanded into bankruptcy litigation with the opening of its Houston office. With the expansion into California, McKool Smith has solidified its national footprint from coast to coast.
With more than 175 trial lawyers working across offices in California, New York, Washington, DC, and Texas, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last five years than any other law firm. In 2012, the firm was named intellectual property “Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, and previously was recognized as “IP Firm of the Year” by Law360. McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.