Robert E. Heideck
Robert E. Heideck is the executive partner of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He is a member of Pepper’s Executive Committee and the firm’s Finance Committee.
Before becoming executive partner, Mr. Heideck focused his practice on commercial litigation, primarily in the construction industry. He has represented owners, contractors, sureties, subcontractors and others in all aspects of construction litigation. His concentration in recent years has been on the representation of highway and heavy contractors in claims against the Departments of Transportation of various states, including claims arising out of the construction of major highways in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. He also has represented large and small corporations in a variety of commercial matters, including arbitrations and mediations of substantial claims on both the national and international level.
Mr. Heideck is a frequent speaker on construction and dispute resolution topics to a variety of organizations, including the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, the American Arbitration Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Construction Superconference and Federal Publications, Inc. He is also a lecturer at Villanova University School of Law.
Mr. Heideck has co-written a number of articles and texts in the field, including: “Representing the Owner In Defense of the Contractor’s Claim,” , John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1984 and 1990); Seven Steps To Resolving Construction Claims (ABA 1983); “Antitrust and Construction: The Bid Rigging Problem,” Construction Litigation (PLI, 2d Ed. 1993); “Pennsylvania Construction Law” (Fed. Pub. 1993); and “Project Update 1995: The Model Surety Indemnity Agreement” (1995). He also wrote “Proof of Causation Through Expert Opinion Evidence In Low-Level Radiation Cases,” Six Reports on Price Anderson Issues (ANI 1985).
Mr. Heideck is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry.
B.A. 1975 University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 1978 Villanova University School of Law; editor, Villanova Law Review
1978-80 Law Clerk to Hon. Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr., Pennsylvania Superior Court
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania