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 been part of trial teams in matters ranging from catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims to defamation and malicious prosecution. Alec has since expanded his complex civil litigation practice into a wide-variety of practice areas, representing clients in various industries in class actions, multi-district litigation, mass torts, regulatory matters, qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, consumer protection claims, and other complex civil litigation.
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
- Georgia Bar (Provisional Admission)
- The District of Columbia Bar
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- 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.
Represent the country's largest provider of funeral goods and services in connection with litigation throughout the country.
Represent the world's leading sports and live entertainment company in connection litigation throughout the State of Florida. Obtained final summary judgment in a premises liability case on all of Plaintiff’s claims against our client as well as claims against the Co-Defendant.
Represented nationwide commercial supply company in connection with personal injury claims throughout the State of Florida. Obtained summary judgement in premises liability claim along with recovery of client's attorney's fees and costs from the plaintiff and co-defendant.
Represented global water management, construction, and drilling company in connection with litigation throughout the State of Florida. Obtained voluntary dismissal of a plaintiff's personal injury claim in response to a motion for summary judgement and recovered client's attorney's fees and costs.
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.
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.
Assisted in the defense and resolution of catastrophic injury claim arising out of trucking accident in South Carolina.
Successfully pursued claims on behalf of a multinational beverage corporation in connection with franchise disputes in Florida through commercial arbitration. Obtained favorable settlement in favor of our client to include the full value of all damages sought along with reimbursement of our client's attorney's fees and costs.
Obtained favorable resolution on behalf of assisted living facility through arbitration in connection with personal injury and wrongful death claim arising out of a motor vehicle accident.
Obtained favorable resolution on behalf of senior center in connection with a premises liability claim brought by an amputee seeking damages for personal injuries and amended wrongful death claim.
Represented marine generator manufacturer in connection with three separate lawsuits arising out of an explosion injuring several plaintiffs. Successfully petitioned to Florida's Second District Court of Appeal for certiorari review of a non-final order denying our client's motion to compel disassembly of a key piece of evidence. The Second District Court of Appeal unanimously granted the petition for a writ of certiorari and quashed the trial court's order denying the motion to compel. Westerbeke Corporation v. Michael Atheron et al. Case No. 2D16-5179 (Fla. 2d DCA Aug. 9, 2017).
Awards & Recognitions
Super Lawyers ®, Florida Rising Stars - Civil Litigation: Defense (2019 - 2022)
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
- 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