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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

David L. Robertson

David L. Robertson

Senior Counsel


  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Energy Law
  • Government Relations
  • Intellectual Property

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Mr. Robertson's primary areas of practice are labor and federal government relations.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia


  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1965
  • Washington University, J.D., 1968
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Business Law | Energy Law | Government Relations | Intellectual Property | Labor & Employment Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Managing Weirton Steel Corporation's interest in trade cases pursued at the International Trade Commission, including successful decisions in Tin Mill Products and Hot Roll Products cases
  • Formulating and implementing lobbying efforts for steel at federal, state and local levels, including environmental, health care, trade, workers' compensation, transportation, energy and taxation issues
  • Guiding legislation that created the Steel Guarantee Loan Program, aimed at amending United States trade laws as well as contributing to the lobbying effort to bring about a Section 201 ITC investigation into steel imports
  • Serving as chief labor negotiator for labor agreements covering 3,500 represented employees in four bargaining units
  • Participating in formulation of long-term strategic planning, including evaluation of acquisitions, mergers and creation of joint ventures, and negotiation of multiple transactions
  • Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Law, Weirton Steel Corporation, 1996 - 2001
  • Senior Partner, Volk, Robertson and Hellerstedt, 1985 - 1996
  • Senior Partner, Bogarad and Robertson, 1970 - 1985

  • WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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