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Alexander "Alec" Heydemann


Alexander "Alec" Heydemann is an experienced trial attorney who focuses on high-stakes litigation including commercial and business litigation, class actions, consumer litigation, mass torts, business fraud, and other complex civil litigation. 

Alec has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts across the country from the inception of litigation, through trial, and on appeal.  Alec has successfully defended several cases with hundreds of millions to over a billion dollars in dispute. 


Cornell University, B.S., 2011

Instituto Empresa Law School, Madrid, Spain, International Business Law LLM Exchange Program, Spring 2013

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
Order of the Coif
University of Miami Law Review

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Court of Appeals, Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Defeated class certification in a case brought on behalf of tens of thousands of putative class members claiming various violations and misconduct during a span of over fifty years against a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company in North Carolina. Following several rounds of briefing and a hearing on the motion for class certification, the court agreed with our position and determined that a class action will “never be certified”, before any discovery was conducted. The firms representing the plaintiffs argued that other “virtually identical” cases had previously been certified, including one with an approximate $100 million settlement involving similar claims and allegations.  See Simpson et al. v. Stonemor GP, LLC et al. No. 23-CV-00217-KDB-SCR (W.D.N.C. March 28, 2024).

Motion to dismiss class allegations against client warranty corporation granted in New York state court action.  Affirmed on appeal.

Successfully defended country’s largest provider of funeral goods and services in a class action alleging violations of Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice Act and Funeral Act regarding preneed contracts and trust practices under Florida law through final approval of class settlement.

Represent the country's largest provider of funeral goods and services in connection with litigation and regulatory matters.

Assisted in the defense and resolution of a federal class-action lawsuit in North Carolina against a national restaurant chain in connection with food-borne illness claims.

Part of trial teams in several jury trials involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims as well as claims for defamation and malicious prosecution. 

Represented international firearms manufacturer and its national distributor in connection with product liability claims throughout the country. Successfully argued, as an issue of first impression in Florida, for the application of an affirmative defense under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in a wrongful death action before the Third District Court of Appeal. 

Obtained permanent injunctive relief on behalf of a drug discovery company involving misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of non-use and non-disclosure agreements, along with recovery of our client's attorney's fees. 

Represented companies in various industries in connection catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation throughout the State of Florida. Obtained final summary judgment in several matters along with recovery of clients’ attorneys’ fees and costs.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers ®, Georgia Rising Stars - Civil Litigation: Defense (2024)

Super Lawyers ®, Florida Rising Stars - Civil Litigation: Defense (2019 - 2023)

CALI Excellence for the Future Award | Dean's Certificate of Achievement (awarded to the top performing student in each law school class) in: Torts; Business Associations; Trust and Estates Essentials; Insurance Law and Policy; and Health Rights Clinic, Medical Legal Partnership

Dean’s Outstanding Merit Scholarship recipient (Top 2% of the class).

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court

Florida Defense Lawyers Association 

Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador