Randal M. Whitlatch, Jr.

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  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP (799 Attorneys)
  • 600 Grant Street, Suite 5010, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Biography

Randal M. Whitlatch practices in the area of litigation with a focus on mass tort, toxic tort and products liability litigation. Mr. Whitlatch has litigated cases asserting a wide range of claims, including medical monitoring relief in mass toxic tort matters for neurologic disease, liver disease, genotoxicity, reproductive toxicity and various cancers. He has represented chemical and life science companies, coal companies, insurance companies and healthcare organizations.

Mr. Whitlatch has extensive experience with complex litigation matters involving claims of shareholder squeeze-out, corporate dissolution, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, class action and trademark infringement. He has counseled clients through electronic discovery during litigation, providing advice outside of active litigation in regards to state and federal requirements regarding records, information management, email, legal hold and general document retention policies and procedures.

Mr. Whitlatch is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was senior topics editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, and a 2003 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Experience

• Duane Morris LLP

- Partner, 2017-present

• Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

- Partner, 2015-2017

- Associate, 2008-2014

• Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC

- Associate, 2006-2008

Professional Activities

• Allegheny County Bar Association

• Pennsylvania Bar Association

• West Virginia Bar Association

• American Bar Association

Civic and Charitable Activities

• Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

- Young Adult Chair and Board Member

- Winner, 2016 Stark Young Leadership Award

• 2016 Frank Family Fellow for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs

• Jewish Federations of North America

- Member and Past Co-Chair of Planned Giving & Endowment, National Young Leadership Cabinet

• Agency for Jewish Learning of Greater Pittsburgh

- Board of Directors, Past Member

• Volunteer Coach for Pittsburgh Dynamo Soccer and Squirrel Hill Baseball Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Publications

• "Best Pleading Practices in Federal Court Following Twombly and Iqbal," Financial Fraud Law Report , January 2011

• "Federal Pre-Emption in Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation," Product Liability Law360 , November 2009

• "West Virginia Removal Jurisdiction," ABA 50 State Survey on Removal Jurisdiction

• "May Prevailing Party Obtain ERISA Attorney's Fees in Action Outside the Civil Enforcement Scheme?" Life, Health and Disability News, Spring 2007

• "ERISA Subrogation and the Search for 'Appropriate Equitable Relief,'" ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal , Volume 41:4, Summer 2006

Selected Speaking Engagements

• Panelist, "Masters of Electronic Discovery," Washington, D.C., 2013 • Featured Presenter, "Medical Monitoring and Toxic Torts," Pittsburgh Paralegal Association, Pittsburgh, 2013

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412 497 1029  Phone
412 202 3485  Fax
www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/randalmwhitlatch.html
University Attended:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003
Law School Attended:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., Senior Topics Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 2006
Year of First Admission:
2006
Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; 2007, Pennsylvania; 2006, West Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Birth Information:
Jeannette, Pennsylvania, December 15, 1980
ISLN:
918965569

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