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NEW YORK – The national law firm of McKool Smith is announcing the firm’s continued expansion in New York with the addition of trial-tested litigator Kyle Lonergan.

Mr. Lonergan joins McKool Smith from the firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Mr. Lonergan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar matters, and he has litigated high profile cases in a number of areas, including securities, antitrust, insurance coverage and breach of contract.

“Kyle built his reputation by handling complex, high-stakes matters for some of the world’s most recognizable companies and individual corporate officers,” says Robert Cote, who leads McKool Smith’s New York office. “If you’re facing a bet-the-company lawsuit or a government investigation, you want someone who has been there before. Based on his experience and track record, Kyle is at the top of the list.”

Mr. Lonergan has represented clients throughout all phases of litigation, including trial and arbitration, and in connection with investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  

“Business lawsuits and regulatory investigations have been on the rise for some time, and we are very glad to have Kyle aboard to help address these matters for our clients,” says Mike McKool, co-founder of McKool Smith. “His experience and leadership are invaluable tools for both our firm and our clients.”

Mr. Lonergan maintains an active pro bono practice in the environmental field. He has represented the Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups for the past decade in litigation that has resulted in significant protections for some of the country’s most important national parks, including Everglades National Park in Florida and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

“McKool Smith has assembled a team of top-notch litigators in its New York office, who can deliver the highest quality services to solve clients’ most difficult and sensitive problems,” says Mr. Lonergan.  “I am thrilled to be joining this team and to be a part of the growth and expansion in New York.”

Mr. Lonergan graduated from Stanford Law School, and he has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Yale University.

McKool Smith is recognized as one of the premier trial law firms in the United States based on significant courtroom victories and substantial settlements for domestic and international clients. With more than 100 attorneys in Dallas, Austin, Marshall, New York, and Washington DC, McKool Smith handles commercial, intellectual property and white collar litigation for companies and individuals, including major airlines, telecommunications companies, medical device manufacturers, oil & gas concerns, and many others. McKool Smith is recognized in The National Law Journal for winning more of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2008 than any other law firm in the country. 

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