McKool Smith Joins Anti-Defamation League's Professional Partners Program

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 01:00

The national intellectual property and commercial litigation law firm of McKool Smith is joining the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League and several other prominent law firms as part of a new initiative aimed at increasing diversity awareness in New York schools.

The Professional Partners Program is a coordinated effort between the ADL and the New York legal community to bring the group's No Place for Hate®program to as many schools in New York City as possible. The New York City Law Department and the New York City Department of Education are full partners in the venture.

Gayle Rosenstein Klein, a principal at McKool Smith, will lead the firm's involvement in the program.

Gary Cruciani and Steven D. Wolens have joined McKool Smith as Principals in the firm's Dallas headquarters. Both attorneys join the firm after practicing in the Dallas office of Diamond McCarthy. They will continue their work representing clients in commercial litigation and class-action matters.

Mr. Wolens represents clients in complex class-action claims and a variety of commercial litigation matters. Mr. Cruciani previously practiced at McKool Smith for 15 years, and was one of the founding members of the firm. His commercial litigation expertise includes antitrust claims, oil & gas contracts, tax disputes, intellectual property and trade secret matters, construction claims, breach of fiduciary duty and partnership disputes, and general contract cases.