Jeremy Heep

Jeremy Heep, Esq. 
Partner 
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Jeremy Heep is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. His practice covers the full range of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on antitrust, securities and international matters. The following are representative engagements in which Mr. Heep has participated:

  • representation of the plaintiff corporation in a Sherman Act Section 2 monopolization claim in which the jury awarded $65 million (after trebling) – LePage’s Inc. v. 3M Co., 324 F.3d 141(3d Cir. 2003) (en banc)

  • full defense verdict following four-week jury trial for a major truck manufacturer in claims alleging violations of the Robinson-Patman Act, the Sherman Act and state laws, and awarded $11.3 million on counterclaims – Toledo Mack v. Mack Trucks, Inc., No. 02-CV-04373 (E.D. Pa.)

  • successful termination of independent truck dealership following a two-week hearing for misappropriation of trade secrets – Mack Trucks, Inc. v. Motor Vehicle Dealers Board, 05AP-768 (Ct. App. Ohio)

  • a major international yeast manufacturer’s acquisition of a competitor’s business in the United States – successful negotiation with regulatory authorities on merger clearance

  • the preparation and defense of a quasi-governmental organization’s employees in response to grand jury subpoenas in a bid rigging investigation

  • representation of a high-end sports apparel manufacturer in the creation and implementation of a national distribution policy and related litigation

  • design and implementation of a three-day antitrust training program for a multinational manufacturer based in France with operations in 60 countries, that included strategies for avoiding allegations of price fixing and other antitrust violations

  • representation of a French-based multinational company in a dispute over joint venture operations in India

  • representation of international chemical manufacturer in a price-fixing class action

  • successful negotiation with criminal authorities in connection with a mail fraud investigation for the alleged doctoring of laboratory records, resulting in decision not to prosecute

  • the defense of a high-tech company’s officers and directors in a 10b-5 class action claim – partial grant of motion to dismiss – In re U.S. Interactive, Inc. Securities Litig., 2002 WL 1971252 (E.D.Pa. 2002)

  • the defense of a major cable company’s officers and directors in more than 40 10b-5 class actions and derivative actions.

Before joining Pepper, Mr. Heep was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he argued and briefed a number of cases in the Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits. Representative successes included:

  • Centerior Service Company v. Acme Scrap Iron & Metal Corp., 153 F.3d 344 (6th Cir. 1998)

  • The Pinal Creek Group v. Newmont Mining Corp., 118 F.3d 1298 (9th Cir. 1997).

 

While at DOJ, he headed a negotiating team for one year in the U.S. Senate on Endangered Species Act legislation, counseled client agencies on the impact of new legislation and helped the department to 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 schoolteacher and environmental education volunteer, as a spokesman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfundprogram and as an elections supervisor in Bosnia.


He has written a number of articles on democratic reform, corporate officer responsibility and the impact of legislation on the economy.


Mr. Heep is fluent in French.

 

Education
B.A. 1988, magna cum laude, Boston University


B.S. 1988, magna cum laude, Boston University


J.D. 1994, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School; Order of the Coif; associate articles editor, Minnesota Law

 

Clerkships
1994-95 Law Clerk to Hon. Edmund V. Ludwig, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

 

Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia

 

Practice Area(s)
Antitrust and Competition
Class Action Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Franchise, Distribution and Marketing Litigation
International
Media and Communications
Natural Resources
Securities Litigation

About Pepper Hamilton

With more than 425 lawyers in 14 offices across the United States, Pepper Hamilton uses the unique skills and talents of their people, the breadth of their practices, and the depth of their experience to deliver powerful solutions to clients’ legal and business issues. The firm was founded in 1890.

 

The firm has grown from a two-person law office formed in Philadelphia to a large, sophisticated law firm with a national and international practice. While much about Pepper Hamilton is new and different from its beginnings, they retain traditional values passed down through the decades: respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to the client's cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.

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