John Holley

Associate, Washington, D.C.

McKool Smith is one of the world’s best trial firms, and its entrepreneurial spirit aligns perfectly with my career goals. Since joining the Firm, I have been given vital roles on plaintiff-side litigations and maintained my high-stakes defense-side litigation practice. The Firm’s principals have afforded me many opportunities to develop my courtroom skills, including arguing at numerous Markman hearings and cross-examining infringement and validity experts in several competitor versus competitor trials. 

Aside from being a powerhouse trial firm that gives associates great development opportunities, the culture at McKool is second to none. Simply put, the Firm’s culture sealed the deal in my decision to lateral. I asked myself if I could envision working with this group for the long hours demanded by any high-stakes litigation, and the answer was a resounding yes!

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