Vincent R. Lodato is Of Counsel to the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Lodato’s practice concentrates on defending product liability matters involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer 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 University 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.