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David C. Hittinger



David C. Hittinger, Jr., (Neil) focuses his practice in the areas of business counseling, gaming, hospitality, and regulated substances. As a member of the firm’s Business Division, Neil advises clients on an array of issues in both state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Neil served as assistant counsel in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Health, where he provided counsel to the Department’s Bureau of Epidemiology, Bureau of Community Health Systems, and Health Policy Board on all legal aspects relative to the department’s mission of promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing injury and disease, and assuring the safe delivery of health care to Commonwealth citizens.

Neil also served for 11 years in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, most recently as senior counsel.  In that role, Neil advised the seven-member board on all aspects of the implementation and regulation of legalized casino gaming in Pennsylvania, including litigation, agency administration, employment law matters, and ethical considerations.  Neil also participated in the successful defense of the board in appeals of casino licensure decisions on multiple occasions.

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Speaking Engagements

  • “Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act (MCARE) – Infection Control and Prevention Implications,” Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), 2019.
  • “Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions – Isolation and Quarantine,” 2019 Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Conference – State College and Pittsburgh.