Mitchell R. Poirier

Law Graduate


Mitchell Poirier is a law graduate with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Mitchell is not admitted to practice in any state.

Prior to joining Foley, Mitchell served as an undergraduate researcher in the department of chemical engineering in Gainesville, Florida. He improved experimental protocols in the research of the relationship between protein concentration and the life cycle and mechanics of brain cancer cells. He revised pre-publication drafts of fellow researchers and trained researchers in laboratory safety and procedures. He then interned at the law firm of Dayrel Sewell, PLLC, in which he researched and drafted memoranda, including a motion to dismiss for lack of standing and an appellate brief. He conducted client intake and participated in patent prosecution. He was commended for attention to detail and quality work product.

After, Mitchell served as a summer associate with Foley where he advised clients with respect to the copyright ability of their works and their likelihood of success in infringement actions. He drafted cease and desist letters in response to trademark infringement and participated in the discovery process on a pharmaceutical patent infringement case.


  • Eagle scout, La Misión México Guadalajara Este (2010–2012)


  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2020)
    • Co-president, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
    • Member, Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Society
    • Member, Latin American Law Student Association
  • University of Florida (B.S., cum laude, 2016)
    • Major: Chemical engineering; minor biomolecular engineering
    • Dean’s list (six semesters)
    • University Scholars Program (2015 – 2016)
    • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, Florida Academic Scholars
    • Vice president and co-founder, Gator Parks and Recreation
    • Science tutor, UF Chemistry Club Outreach Program


  • Spanish (fluent)


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Mitchell is not admitted to practice in any state