Robert E. Heideck


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4458    Fax: 215.981.4750

Robert E. Heideck is a partner in the Litigation Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He served as executive partner and a member of Pepper’s Executive Committee from 2003 to 2012. He also has served as a member of Pepper’s Executive Committee and the firm’s Finance Committee.

Before becoming executive partner, Mr. Heideck concentrated his practice on litigation, primarily in the construction industry and the pharmaceutical industry. In the construction industry, he has represented owners, contractors, sureties, subcontractors on a variety of claims, including claims on behalf of contractors arising out of the construction of major highways and bridges in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and other projects throughout the United States.

With respect to the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Heideck has represented several major pharmaceutical companies in claims related to various compounds, including anti-depressants, antibiotics, diet medications and other medications.

Mr. Heideck joined Pepper as an associate in 1980 following a two-year clerkship for the Hon. Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr., of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1978, editor, Villanova Law Review
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Hon. Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr.: Superior Court of Pennsylvania, PA

Practice Areas