For me, the most significant factors that sets McKool Smith apart from other firms is the immediate exposure to meaningful legal experiences and the colleagues with which one shares these experiences with. Within days of joining McKool Smith, I was preparing to take depositions and briefing dispositive motions – opportunities not afforded those of similar seniority at peer firms. Within a few months I was engaging with federal criminal enforcement agencies in my white collar matters and arguing the dispositive motions I briefed weeks earlier.
At every step of the way I was supported by some of the most intelligent, passionate, and capable attorneys I have ever had, and continue to have, the privilege of practicing with. At both the partner and associate level, the talent and experience is unrivaled. No question is too small, no issue unimportant, and no problem to unworthy of other colleagues’ time and help. This is indicative of McKool Smith’s culture and ethos which fosters a collaborative environment, and one that leads to lifelong professional relationships and personal friendships.