GENERAL LITIGATION / TRIAL PRACTICE

At McCool Law PLLC, we can resolve difficult cases before or early in the litigation process, because our opponents understand that we will not hesitate to go to trial to fight for our clients. We counsel clients on the options and advantages of arbitration, formal and informal mediation, and adjudication in Federal courts, state courts and administrative agencies. We skillfully use technology to search databases and identify critical information in document-intensive cases. We provide realistic budget plans and we are committed to integrity in our client relations.

Steven McCool is named in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a nationally recognized litigator.  He has served as lead counsel in more than 75 criminal and civil jury and bench trials.  Mr. McCool is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

In Chambers USA, in 2018, Mr. McCool’s peers described him as an incredibly talented trial lawyer. In 2017, his peers described him as one of the best trial lawyers in the city. Another peer added: He wins the unwinnable cases. I’ve never seen anyone more committed to the interests of his clients. In 2016, his peers described him as an exceptionally gifted trial lawyer and a tenacious advocate for his clients, including SEC enforcement, internal and grand jury investigations, in addition to FCA litigation. Mr. McCool is identified as one of the Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News & World Report (Tier 1 – Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation). He is also recognized as one of Washington’s Top Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, and in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Mr. McCool was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, DC by Super Lawyers®.  Main Justice honored Mr. McCool with its Distinguished Service Award in the Zealous Advocates category and as one of five nominees for Trial Firm of the Year in its first annual Best FCPA Lawyers Client Services Awards.

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

• Lead counsel for an international sports broadcasting company executive in civil RICO action arising out of FIFA investigation.

• Lead counsel for a Federal Judge before a Judicial Special Committee relating to a charge of judicial misconduct.

• Lead counsel defending, All Native, Inc., a security training firm in a negligence lawsuit brought by a Federal agent who claimed he suffered injuries during a training exercise at the U.S. State Department, Diplomatic Training Facility at Fort A.P. Hill. Case was dismissed on All Native Inc.’s motion. Special Agent Ryan Foreman, et al., v. All Native Inc., et al., 16-CV-272 (E.D. Va.).

• Lead counsel for Patton Boggs in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee. Following extensive discovery, Plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice just prior to her scheduled deposition. She received no remuneration. Colombo v. Patton Boggs, LLP, et al., 2012 CA 00321B (D.C. Super. Ct.).

• Lead counsel for officer and executive of a national healthcare provider at depositions pursuant to civil investigative demands issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in a multi-state False Claims Act investigation.

• Co-Lead counsel for a relator in a False Claim Act litigation against FedEx Corporation for misuse of delivery codes to withhold reimbursements to government customers.  As part of the settlement agreement reached in the case, FedEx agreed to pay the United States $8 million, $1.44 million of which was awarded to Mr. McCool’s client. U.S. ex rel Garofolo v. Federal Express, et al., Civ. No. 06-815 (D.D.C.).

• Lead counsel for an owner of a well-known nightclub, who was arrested for murder in the District of Columbia. Prosecutors dismissed all charges, after the Metropolitan Police Chief announced on television that Mr. McCool’s client would be convicted. United States v. William Spieler, 2010 CF2 019482 (D.C. Super. Ct.).  Mr. McCool was also lead counsel for the owner in a civil suit brought by the decedent’s estate.  Estate of Ali Ahmed Mohammed, et al. v. William Spieler, et al., 2011 CA 0008167B (D.C. Super. Ct.).

• Lead counsel for an America Online officer at a deposition in connection with a civil suit brought against AOL LLC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Kasadore Ramkissoon, et al. v. AOL LLC, Case No. C 06-5866 SBA (N.D. Ca.).

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