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Winthrop & Weinstine Adds Six Attorneys To Growing Firm Roster
MINNEAPOLIS – July 1, 2014 – Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. is pleased to welcome six new attorneys, including one in an of counsel capacity, to the firm’s growing roster of attorneys. The new additions include:

Christopher Young joins the firm as of counsel in the Business and Commercial Litigation practice group, with more than 15 years of experience in complex litigation. His specialties include intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, and products liability.  As a patent litigator, Young has represented multi-national corporations and individual inventors as both plaintiffs and defendants in district courts across the U.S. His clients have spanned a variety of industries, including biotechnology, computer software, computer peripherals, orthopedic devices, pacemakers, dental composites and adhesives, roadway maintenance compounds, automotive repair and maintenance devices, bicycles, snowmobile parts and accessories, and golf course maintenance equipment, among others. Young received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Rachel Brygger is an associate in the Banking & Finance and Corporate law practice groups.  Brygger provides counseling and assistance in structuring, negotiating and documenting banking, corporate finance and commercial transactions. She earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Zachary Robins is an associate in the Corporate & Transactions practice group. His extensive experience in business and finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, equity raises and debt financings provides clients with comprehensive counsel and representation for strategic growth.  Prior to joining the firm, Robins worked in Mergers and Acquisitions for a Fortune 500 managed health care company, and served as corporate counsel for an investment bank. He earned his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

Nadeem Schwen is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice group with a degree in computer engineering. Focusing on patent litigation, he combines his scientific and technological expertise with his knowledge of intellectual property law to help companies of all sizes protect and leverage their intellectual property.  He also has a strong counseling practice, in which he regularly develops infringement and validity opinions, and provides other due diligence services. In addition, he is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Schwen is active in the legal community, and maintains an active pro bono practice. He earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Britta Loftus is an attorney in the Business and Commercial Litigation practice group, who focuses her practice on matters involving patent and trade secret litigation, contractual disputes, antitrust litigation, ERISA litigation, and business torts. Her clients come from a variety of industries, including data and computer technology, medical technologies and devices, manufacturing, construction, financial services, energy, and others. In addition to her role as a litigator, Loftus has experience in immigration law through pro bono representation of asylum applicants. She has also served as an adjunct professor, teaching a course on client representation at William Mitchell College of Law.  Loftus received her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Lukas Toft is an attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group, and uses his extensive background in the sciences to focus his practice on patent prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he gained experience working in the legal department of a Twin Cities-based property management company, and with the Office of the Solicitor General of the U.S. Department of the Interior located in the Twin Cities Regional Office. Toft is deeply committed to the community, and has been active with the Volunteer Lawyers Network, Rotary International, and Habitat for Humanity.  Toft earned his J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

About Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Winthrop & Weinstine is a dynamic and growing law firm focused on building strong client relationships through responsiveness, innovation and creativity.  The firm enjoys steady growth by meeting the diverse needs of its clients from individuals and emerging-growth businesses to Fortune 500 companies in an impressive array of industries throughout the Twin Cities and nationally.
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