DALLAS, Jan. 9, 2012 -- McKool Smith is pleased to announce the promotion of three attorneys to senior counsel in the firm’s Austin and New York offices, effective January 1, 2012.

In Austin, Ramzi R. Khazen focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly in patent matters involving electrical, computer, and medical device technologies. Laura Handley and John F. Petrsoric are based in the firm’s New York office and focus on patent litigation involving a broad range of technologies.

“John, Laura, and Ramzi are highly effective attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in client service,” says McKool Smith Co-founder and Chairman Mike McKool. “Their promotion to senior counsel is a reflection or their hard work and commitment to the firm.”

With more than 165 litigators across offices in California, New York, Texas, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch “Top 100 Verdicts over the last five years than any other law firm. McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.

For more information, please contact Diane Iselin at 212-402-9486 or diselin@mckoolsmith.com.