A “respected practitioner” who provides “thoughtful and thorough analysis of legal issues.” - Legal 500 United States
Jeremy Heep is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Heep is the co-chair of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, co-chair of the Antitrust and Competition section, and a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice covers the full range of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on antitrust and international arbitration. He also handles class actions and major contract disputes for domestic and international companies. His record is one of winning cases for his clients.
Mr. Heep has been named a local future star in Pennsylvania in Benchmark Litigation for 2013-2018. He has been described in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as “impressive trial counsel” and in The Legal 500 United States as a “respected practitioner” who provides “thoughtful and thorough analysis of legal issues.”
Mr. Heep’s international practice focuses on cross border litigation and international arbitration, with a particular focus on representing French clients. He has participated in matters in France, England, Isle of Man, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, India, Singapore, British Virgin Islands and Mauritius. Mr. Heep has traveled to India dozens of times in the past five years in connection with various litigations and arbitrations.
Mr. Heep's antitrust practice includes individual actions, class actions and client counseling, and features a major recent victory in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Heep is the co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s International Law Committee, and a board member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (Philadelphia Chapter).
Before joining Pepper, Mr. Heep was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he successfully briefed and argued a number of cases in the Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits. While at DOJ, he also worked on legislative reform, counseled client agencies, and helped the executive branch develop positions on new legislation.
After leaving DOJ, Mr. Heep spent two and a half years in central Africa, managing a technical assistance program and providing expert advice on constitutional and electoral law reform as the director of the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) program in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr. Heep also has served in the U.S. Peace Corps, as a high school teacher and environmental education volunteer, as a spokesperson for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program and as an elections supervisor in Bosnia.
Mr. Heep is a frequent author and lecturer.