Ramzi Khazen - Principal Attorney at McKool Smith in Austin, Texas

In 2008, attorney Ramzi Khazen joined McKool Smith as an associate, and five years later, he advanced to his current role as a principal at the Dallas, Texas based law firm. He handles commercial and intellectual property litigation, and has worked significantly within the information technology and medical device industries. Ramzi Khazen possesses license to represent clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He previously served as an associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, also located in Austin. In this role, Mr. Khazen led successful high-stake patent defenses on behalf of clients before the International Trade Commission. He also helped to analyze and optimize patent portfolios for various corporations and assisted with trademark litigation.

A member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, Ramzi Khazen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He continued his education at UT-Austin (UT-Austin), receiving a doctor of law in 2003. While completing his law school coursework, he contributed to the university’s Intellectual Property Law Journal and served as secretary of the Austin Intellectual Property Law Society.

The Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club’s Service Projects

An attorney with McKool Smith, PC, who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, Ramzi Khazen has been part of the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club since its creation. As one of the organization’s founding members, Ramzi Khazen has seen the club grow to become an effective community service association and engaging social group.

The Rotary Club's motto is "service above self," and the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club chapter upholds that tradition. Club members have participated in the creation of a play space at Southwest Key, and have worked with the Austin Parks Foundation on some projects as well. The Austin Club has also collaborated with the Rotary Foundation on international projects, such as helping provide clean water to a Kenyan community during a 2012 venture.

The organization also encourages its members to form deeper social groups through these projects. By working together toward a common goal, the members learn more about each other, develop as people, and ultimately become better friends.