Vincent R. Lodato is Of Counsel to Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr.
Lodato’s practice concentrates on defending product liability and toxic tort matters
involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, chemical
products and class actions. His experience includes serving as part of national
counsel teams defending a stroke prevention medication, a Parkinson’s Disease
medication, HRT products and latex glove manufacturers. He has also defended medical
device, pharmaceutical and consumer product companies in personal injury
actions involving aortic stent grafts, adhesion barriers, spinal catheters,
knee and hip implants, syringes, ambulance stretchers, cosmetic products and
numerous prescription and over the counter medications. Mr. Lodato has also
defended class actions involving medical devices and consumer goods and
services. Moreover, he has litigated various types of personal injury matters
and commercial matters involving patents, trade secrets, contract disputes and
employment matters on behalf of several prominent corporations.
His responsibilities in these litigations have included identifying
and collecting fact discovery, managing e-discovery issues, developing and
implementing defense strategies, working with local counsel and national
defense counsel, preparing corporate and expert witnesses, conducting
depositions of plaintiffs, treating physicians and experts, and preparing
discovery and dispositive and Daubert motions. Mr. Lodato has particular experience
in litigating FDA regulatory issues, including pre-emption issues, and routinely
works with regulatory experts to develop defense strategies and to prepare for
deposition and trial testimony.
Mr. Lodato graduated from Seton Hall School of Law magna cum laude. While at Seton Hall, Mr.
Lodato was a member of the Seton Hall Law
Review and completed internships with the New Jersey Division on Civil
Rights and the Honorable Philip B. Cummis in Essex County.