McKool Smith is one of America’s elite trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured 11 nine-figure and 12 eight-figure jury verdicts. We have also won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch "Top 100 Verdicts" over the past 10 years than any other US law firm. According to The Wall Street Journal, McKool Smith is "one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade".
Energy litigation: Our lawyers handle disputes involving natural gas pipelines, oil transport and storage, electricity sale and transmission, renewables and cogeneration.
International litigation and arbitration:
The firm handles matters involving cross-border disputes, foreign property restitution law, international human rights, the Federal Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and complex commercial litigation. We also represent claimants and respondents in all of the major international arbitration tribunals.
IP litigation: McKool Smith’s record in IP cases is unrivalled. As noted in Lex Machina’s latest Patent Litigation Damages Report, since 2000, the firm has won more patent litigation damages than any other law firm ($2.04 billion).
Insurance recovery: This award-winning national policyholder-side practice has obtained more than $8 billion in recoveries.
Bankruptcy: This group serves debtors, creditors’ committees and other parties in litigation and complex reorganisation proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.
Commercial litigation: The firm prosecutes and defends cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide and in mediations and arbitrations.
White-collar defence: The practice is led by former federal prosecutors who defend virtually every type of government investigation and prosecution.