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DALLAS -- McKool Smith principal Rosemary T. Snider was elected last week as the next president of the Board of Governors of The Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. The Association’s meeting convened in conjunction with the 2013 Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit, which took place May 6-8 in Ft. Worth. Ms. Snider, who has been a member of the Board for 20 years, will begin her two-year term as president in October.

The Board of Governors was created to formulate policy and administer the affairs of The Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, which covers Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and to supervise and direct the officers, committees, employees, and agents of the Association. Within its covered area, the Association seeks to improve and facilitate the administration of justice in federal courts; raise the standards of proficiency and integrity in federal practice; and work with the trial and appellate courts to develop and implement effective, efficient, and uniform rules of practice and procedure.

“We are very proud of Rosemary,” said Mike McKool, Chairman and co-Founder of McKool Smith. “I am certain that The Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit will benefit greatly from Rosemary’s leadership and legal insight, just as her clients and co-workers do.”

Ms. Snider is based in McKool Smith’s Dallas office, where her practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. She focuses on motion practice, trial preparation, briefing, and appellate briefing. Ms. Snider was profiled in Chambers USA’s “Women in Law” in 2012. She was also named one of Texas’s top women lawyers in the inaugural list of Texas Lawyer newspaper’s “Winning Women” in 2011.

With more than 175 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 seven years, the firm has secured seven nine-figure jury verdicts, as well as seven eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last five 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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