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McKool Smith is pleased to announce the promotion of  associate Holly E. Engelmann to principal in the firm’s Dallas and office, effective January 1, 2014.

Holly Engelmann is based in the firm's Dallas office and focuses on intellectual property, bankruptcy, and complex commercial litigation.  Most recently, she was a member of the McKool Smith trial team that represented Ericsson in its patent infringement suits against Samsung before the International Trade Commission.  Ms. Engelmann has been named aTexas “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the past four years and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  During law school, she interned with Justice Craig T. Enoch of the Supreme Court of Texas and for Justice David W. Chew of the Eighth Court of Appeals of Texas.

With more than 185 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 eight 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.

For additional information, please contact Michael R. Coston at 212-402-9450 or 


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