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McKool Smith

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United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas
Leading lawyers

William Wood - McKool Smith

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Insurance: advice to policyholders
Insurance: advice to policyholders - ranked: tier 1

McKool Smith

The insurance recovery attorneys at McKool Smith 'are strong advocates for their clients and achieve results', advising on a range of claims relating to  property, natural disasters or construction defects, as well as bankruptcy-related litigation, cyber fraud incidents and asbestos cases. Robin Cohen, who 'has developed a deep bench of talent', collaborated with Elizabeth Sherwin and Keith McKenna on successfully helping Verizon Communications recover more than $50m in unreimbursed defense costs from several insurance carriers who had denied coverage for a 2010 securities claim. Cohen also advised Ken Frenchman on a longstanding declaratory relief and breach of contract claim from client QBE against its professional liability insurers. Marc Ladd and Adam Ziffer regularly work alongside the lead partners on their matters. All mentioned attorneys are based in New York.

Leading lawyers

Robin Cohen - McKool Smith

Next generation lawyers

Keith McKenna - McKool Smith

Marc Ladd - McKool Smith

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Patents: litigation (full coverage) - ranked: tier 2

McKool Smith

McKool Smith is especially active in the telecoms sector, where it recently represented Ericsson in a district court case against TCL Communications Technology Holdings, obtaining $75m in damages for patent infringement and an additional $35m for prejudgment interest and willfulness of infringement of a patent covering platform access technology for various products. A recent highlight from the pharmaceutical sector involved acting for Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation against Amgen concerning the new biologic Dupixent. The group also represented Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in two IPRs against Amgen subsidiary Immunex, securing institution of both IPRs challenging an Immunex patent. TiVo, Unwired Planet and Nokia are also clients. Theodore Stevenson and Douglas Cawley direct the practice which includes firm founder Mike McKool, Ashley Moore, Los Angeles' Roderick Dorman and Austin's Kevin Burgess.Kat Li in Austin, Nicholas Mathews and New York's Lauren Fornarotto made partner. Unless otherwise stated, all practitioners are based in Dallas. Lawrence Hadley joined Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP.

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Offices in Dallas, Marshall, Austin, New York, Houston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Redwood Shores

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