David  - L. - Robertson

David L. Robertson

Counsel
Pittsburgh, Pa.
412.325.3305 - office
Wheeling, W.Va.
304.230.6963 - office
304.670.8899 - mobile

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1965
  • Washington University, J.D., 1968

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Mr. Robertson's primary areas of practice are labor and federal government relations.

Representative Experience

  • Responsible for managing Weirton Steel Corporation's interest in trade cases pursued at the International Trade Commission, including successful decisions in Tin Mill Products and Hot Roll Products cases
  • Responsible for formulating and implementing lobbying efforts for steel at federal, state and local levels, including environmental, health care, trade, workers' compensation, transportation, energy and taxation issues
  • Successfully guided legislation creating the Steel Guarantee Loan Program, aimed at amending United States trade laws as well as contributing to the lobbying effort to bring about a Section 201 ITC investigation into steel imports
  • Chief labor negotiator for labor agreements covering 3,500 represented employees in four bargaining units
  • Participated in formulation of long-term strategic planning, including evaluation of acquisitions, mergers and creation of joint ventures, and negotiation of multiple transactions

Employment History

  • Weirton Steel Corporation, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Law, 1996 - 2001
  • Volk, Robertson and Hellerstedt, Senior Partner, 1985 - 1996
  • Bogarad and Robertson, Senior Partner, 1970 - 1985

Distinctions

  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
  • American Iron and Steel Institute, Industrial Relations Committee

Other

  • Ormet Corporation, Board of Directors, 2005 - Present
  • Newell Porcelain Corporation, Outside Director, 1989 - 1977; 1999 - 2003
  • Weirton Steel Corporation, Board Member, 1983 - 1992
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association, Chairman, 1999 - 2001; Member, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2002
  • West Virginia Northern Community College, Member, Board of Governors, 2000 - 2006
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, Board of Trustees, 2006 - Present
  • West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation
  • Center for Excellence in Workplace Education, Board Member, 1999 - 2001
  • Weirton United Way, Vice Chairman, 1991; Chairman, 1992; Director 1995 - Present
  • Weirton Board of Park Commissioners, 1988 - 2004; two one-year terms as Chairman
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