Alexander "Alec" Heydemann
Alexander "Alec" Heydemann’s practice focuses on high-stakes litigation including class actions, commercial litigation, 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 handled matters with hundreds of millions of dollars in dispute. He has defended cases including state enforcement actions, class actions, and multi-district litigation. Alec focuses on complex consumer protection and regulatory matters. As an experienced trial attorney, Alec brings a trial-ready approach to all of his cases.
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
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 ®, 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
News & Publications
- Super Lawyers Magazine, June 26, 2023
- Super Lawyers Magazine
- Eliminating a Hurdle for Class Plaintiffs, Eleventh Circuit Resolves “Hotly Contested” Issue: Administrative Feasibility is Not Required for Class Certification
- June 29, 2017
- Florida Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of WWHGD Client in Premises Liability Case
- Georgia Appellate Court Affirms Order Granting Motion to Dismiss in Favor of WWHGD Client for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction
- New York Appellate Court Affirms Motion to Compel Arbitration Under the FAA and Dismissal of Putative Class Claims Against WWHGD Client