• 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.).