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  • Education
    • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2005, University of San Francisco Law Review, Member
    • B.A., The College of William and Mary, 2001, Biology minor
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2006
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2012
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2012
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2015
Mit Winter understands that being involved in a lawsuit is often an unpleasant experience for a business. And he knows clients usually want that experience to end as quickly, as cost-effectively, and as positively as possible. To achieve these goals, Mit works with clients to thoroughly understand their businesses and the legal problems they face. This, in combination with his deep knowledge of the law, allows him to help create an effective legal strategy for each client. Mit focuses his practice on commercial litigation and college sports law matters. His commercial litigation experience includes representing clients such as Stanford University, the NFL, and a real estate developer in complex and class action litigation matters and intellectual property matters.

Mit’s college sports law experience includes representing the NCAA, the Big 12 Conference, and Conference USA in various matters. He is currently representing the Big 12 and Conference USA in the Jenkins v. NCAA and NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation matters which are seeking a free market for the payment of college athletes. As a former Division I basketball player, Mit brings a deep knowledge of the relevant issues to these cases.
  • Represented developer of historic building in downtown Kansas City in business dispute with development partners.
  • Representing the Big 12 and Conference USA in the Jenkins v. NCAA and In re NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation matters, which seek a free market for the payment of men’s and women’s college basketball players and college football players.
  • Represented the Big 12 in the enforcement of its exit fees provision after Missouri and Texas A&M left the conference to join the Southeastern Conference.
  • Represented AmLaw 100 law firm in a legal malpractice and fraud case. The case settled on favorable terms after the filing of summary judgment and spoliation motions.
  • Continually assist The Bar Method with the ongoing defense of its trademarks and copyrights.
  • Successfully protected Stanford University’s trademark in federal trademark infringement action and six trademark oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Member of a team that helped the National Collegiate Athletic Association reach a favorable settlement in White v. NCAA, an antitrust class action brought by former college football and basketball players seeking an increase in values of athletic scholarships.
  • Defended National Collegiate Athletic Association in In re NCAA I-A Walk-on Football Players Litigation in which plaintiffs dismissed their lawsuit after their class certification motion was denied.
  • As part of a team, represented Intel in the defense of more than 75 antitrust class-action lawsuits claiming that Intel monopolized the microprocessor industry. 
  • As part of a team, defended the NFL in case involving trademark and antitrust claims. Case was resolved after court granted NFL's motion to dismiss.
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Law360
June 9, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
May 26, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
January 30, 2015
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Federal Circuit Overturns the Standard Used by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for Determining Whether Fraud Occurred in the Trademark Application Process
Co-Author, IPFrontline.com
September 2009
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Protecting Your American Intellectual Property Rights: How Foreign Companies Can Utilize the U.S. International Trade Commission and Section 337 Investigations
Co-Author, NCCU Intellectual Property Review
February 2006