"I came to the McKool Smith Austin office a few years ago, as a lateral hire. I was (and still am) excited about the patent litigation work the firm does, but was nervous about finding my place as a lateral and forging new working and personal relationships with new colleagues. McKool could not have been more welcoming. I was immediately a part of great teams, working with partners and associates I respect and admire. McKool is a wonderful place to work: as an associate, your opinion is valued, and partners go out of their way to make sure you are getting good experience. Looking back at the decision I was making a year ago, I am so glad that I choose McKool—I could not have found a better place to work."