October 5, 2018

Tech lawyer selected as a “Founder, Influencer and Prominent Voice” for the Kansas City tech community


Polsinelli, a leading Am Law 100 firm, announced today Shareholder Gregory Kratofil, Jr. has been named to the prestigious Techweek 100 list by Techweek Kansas City, a who’s who of leaders advancing technology innovation in the Kansas City area.

Kratofil is the chair of Polsinelli’s Technology Transactions and Data Privacy Practice Group, working with a wide variety of cutting-edge solutions and services, and is a recognized leader in the health care technology and information securities industries.

The Techweek 100 list is published annually in the run-up to next week’s Techweek Kansas City festivities. From Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, the city will celebrate prominent investors, key supporting professionals, and notable digital entrepreneurs in the Kansas City metropolitan area – considered a growing epicenter for technology advancement. The Techweek 100 honorees were nominated by their peers and selected based on the following criteria: originality, prominence, growth, gumption and pertinence. 

“It’s an honor to be named to the Techweek 100 list,” Kratofil said. “It reflects well on the firm and our Technology Transactions and Data Privacy Practice, which has expanded in reach and relevance of innovation here in the Kansas City area and across the country. Clients are looking for a business-minded and strategic approach to integrating and managing technology, and we are focused on those priorities as we continue to grow our client-centered technology transaction and cybersecurity  group.”

This year’s Techweek 100 list features a collection of influential innovators across the startup, entrepreneur, and tech communities. Kratofil is noted for his role as a tech “ambassador” in the region, and one who serves as a “founder, influencer and prominent voice, acting as a positive representative for the tech community.”

Kratofil was one of the first Kansas City attorneys to develop a portfolio of start-up tech companies and has been integral in Kansas City’s start-up community, assisting entrepreneurs with venture capital financing, copyright and trademark protection, software development and licensing. At Polsinelli, he leads a team of tech attorneys with one of the top practices in financial technology, healthcare technology, and privacy and cybersecurity in the country. 

Polsinelli’s national Technology Transactions and Data Privacy practice group is at the forefront of digital currency platforms and blockchain technology. Its attorneys represent some of the largest U.S. hospital and health care providers in the use and development of technology, including the implementation, management, maintenance, and protection of various components of the systems and solutions used to streamline operations, increase inefficiencies, reduce costs, and improve care.

Last year, Polsinelli was designated a Cybersecurity Leader, earning a spot on BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 Law Firms Best at Cybersecurity list. According to BTI, Polsinelli is one of 30 law firms clients identify as leading the charge in cybersecurity.  The recognition accentuates Polsinelli’s influential impact on the technology industry. 

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 825 attorneys in 21 offices.  Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli is also named among the top 30 best-known firms in the nationfor the second consecutive year. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight and a focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.  |  Polsinelli PC | In California, Polsinelli LLP


12018 BTI Client Service A-Team Report

22017 BTI Industry Power Rankings

32018 BTI Brand Elite