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Whitt Steineker

Whitt Steineker

Partner

Expertise

  • Life Sciences
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • Cannabis

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Whitt Steineker has devoted his legal career to representing companies that provide a wide range of goods and services. He provides clients of all types with litigation counsel, transactional advice, and practical strategies for growth. Whitt advises clients of all sizes—from multinational corporations to local businesses—in transactional and litigation matters in jurisdictions across the country and around the world.

As co-chair of Bradley’s Cannabis Industry team, Whitt represents clients in a wide range of cannabis issues. In addition to providing a full suite of legal services to cannabis companies, Whitt and the Cannabis Industry team advise non-cannabis clients – from banks to commercial real estate companies to insurance companies and high net worth individuals – on best practices for doing business (or, when appropriate, not doing business) with cannabis companies.

Whitt regularly represents clients in the food and beverage industry, from breweries to distributors and wholesalers. As the practice leader of Bradley’s Food, Beverage and Hospitality team, Whitt and his fellow team members counsel clients on a wide range of matters, including corporate formation, growth and expansion strategies, intellectual property issues, real estate matters, and labor and employment issues.

Whitt has devoted a substantial portion of his career to the representation of manufacturers of products ranging from tires to prescription drugs to medical devices.

Prior to joining the firm, Whitt was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, where he gained experience in general commercial, antitrust, securities, professional liability, and labor and employment matters as a member of the litigation department.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2010
  • New York, 2009

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • University of Alabama, B.A., 2003, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice

Cannabis | Food, Beverage and Hospitality | Life Sciences | Life Sciences Litigation | Litigation | Product Liability

Articles

Up in Smoke: Lawsuits Pose Serious Threat to Vaping and Cannabis Industries
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, November 2019

This fall, an outbreak of lung illnesses allegedly related to vaping ignited public hysteria and legislative reactions in many states. The vaping and cannabis industries are already paying, and will continue to pay, high reputational and policy costs associated with these events, and the industries should also be aware that the widespread nature of reported injuries could lead to a substantial amount of costly mass tort litigation...

Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

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