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Whitt Steineker

Whitt Steineker



  • Life Sciences
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • Cannabis

WSG Practice Industries



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 on 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


  • 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


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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, January 2021

When Alabama’s Legislature convenes for its annual session on February 2, lawmakers will once again be asked to consider a bill that would provide certain Alabamians with access to medical cannabis...

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, October 2020

This is the first article in a three-part series focused on the intersection of the 2020 presidential election and cannabis policy in the United States. Each article will focus on the specific presidential candidates of the two major parties and the eventual winner. Check back in two weeks for the next entry in this series. The 2020 U.S. presidential election is underway, with many voters already casting their ballots under unprecedented circumstances...

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, November 2019

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