August 2, 2011
Polsinelli welcomes attorney Mit S. Winter as an associate in the firm’s Trial department where he will focus his business litigation practice on intellectual property and complex and class action litigation. His practice has involved working on a number of matters involving issues relating to collegiate and professional sports.

“Mit has been in the federal court trenches, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in protection of their trademark and IP assets and unfair competition actions,” said Russell S. Jones Jr., chair of the firm’s Business Litigation practice group. “The addition of Mit to our Kansas City office reinforces Polsinelli’s commitment to IP and trade regulation law in the Midwest and our growing national reputation.”

Polsinelli’s national Business Litigation team consists of more than 160 attorneys representing businesses throughout the U.S. and internationally. The practice includes attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, Springfield, St. Joseph, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.

Winter has successfully litigated a broad range of cases involving IP disputes in federal and state courts, and has made a number of appearances before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board where he represented clients such as Stanford University in oppositions to trademark applications. He also has provided counseling on the selection of trademarks and the filing of trademark applications.

His complex and class action litigation practice has encompassed a wide range of matters, including representing companies in the defense of consumer class actions and representing the National Collegiate Athletic Association in class action challenges to its bylaws.

“As a litigation attorney, I was drawn to Polsinelli's national presence and its rich tradition of trial and appellate advocacy,” said Winter. “I am excited about the opportunity to play a role in the continued national growth of the firm’s Business Litigation practice and to build my own practice.”

Winter earned his law degree in 2005 from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was a member of the school’s Law Review. He earned a B.A. degree in History from the College of William and Mary in 2001.

Winter is a member of the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association as well as the Bar Association of San Francisco. Currently, Winter is licensed in California only.