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US: ITC Commissioner joins McKool Smith

 |  January 8, 2018

McKool Smith announced that F. Scott Kieff, former Commissioner of the International Trade Commission (ITC), has joined the firm as a Principal in its Washington, DC office. Nominated by President Obama, Mr. Kieff served as Commissioner of the ITC from October 2013 to June 2017.

“We are very excited about Scott’s arrival to the firm,” said David Sochia, McKool Smith’s Managing Principal. “Obviously, Scott has a wealth of experience in patent matters and disputes before the ITC. He also has significant expertise in antitrust, trade secret, and false advertising-related cases, all areas in which we are seeing an increased demand for our services. He’s a fantastic addition to McKool Smith.”

“McKool Smith is simply amazing. They are fantastic trial lawyers and have a well-earned reputation as creative entrepreneurs in the finest traditions of law practice,” Mr. Kieff explained. “With the fast pace of change these days in the fields of intellectual property, antitrust, and trade, I was looking hard to find teammates who are ready and able to offer a range of creative solutions for helping clients on all sides of commercial disputes. The firm regularly deploys some of the finest trial lawyers from around the nation to handle virtually any type of dispute in any forum, from district courts to the ITC and beyond, while offering innovative fee arrangements. We are a natural fit for each other and I’m delighted to be working on the McKool Smith team for our clients.”

Mr. Kieff joins McKool Smith with nearly 25 years of experience in the private, government, and academic sectors. He has extensive experience in high-stakes litigation and investigations, and often integrates diverse fields of law to accomplish his clients’ business objectives, such as when antitrust, false advertising, or other unfair competition claims are brought in Section 337 disputes before the ITC, or when strategies implicate multiple areas of law and many courts and agencies, including those in multiple countries.

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