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Astor Heaven

Phone: +1 202.624.2599
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Chosen as a "Rising Star"
by Super Lawyers Magazine
(2014-2016) and as a
"Super Lawyer" (2017-2019).

Astor Heaven is a trial lawyer in Crowell & Moring's Litigation group and is located in the Washington, D.C. office.  Astor has tried cases in federal and state court and routinely litigates and arbitrates complex commercial, antitrust, and intellectual property cases in the defense, life sciences, and health care industries.  A U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Surface Warfare Officer, Astor brings a unique perspective and discipline to client matters, whether as lead attorney or contributing to a team’s overall success. 

Some of his recent matters include:

  • Representing a defense contractor in a trade secret misappropriation matter pertaining to the design and testing of certain U.S. Navy ships. 
  • Representing a defense contractor in an international arbitration pertaining to a commercial dispute with a subcontractor.
  • Representing plaintiff E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a trade secret misappropriation matter regarding its Kevlar® technology. 
  • Representing a device manufacturer as a plaintiff in a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding an automotive performance programmer.
  • Representing corporate clients in actions to recover damages resulting from a price-fixing conspiracy regarding Cathode Ray Tubes. 
  • Representing corporate clients in actions to recover damages resulting from a price-fixing cartel regarding LCD panels. 
  • Representing Humana in defense of a Section 1 price fixing claim brought by an allergy technician and support services provider.
  • Representing a pharmaceuticals company in defense of a putative class action alleging a conspiracy among manufacturers to fix prices for various generic drugs. 
  • Representing Humana in litigation against the U.S. Department of Justice in the DOJ’s attempt to enjoin the acquisition of the company by Aetna. 
  • Representing a major U.S. airline in defense of Sherman Act Section 1 and Section 2 claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding slots at Newark Liberty International Airport. 
  • Representing AT&T in defense of a nationwide antitrust class action relating to the iPhone.
Astor was named as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2016), and as a "Super Lawyer" in 2017.

Astor also maintains an active pro bono practice. He partners with the Office of the Public Defender and through the partnership has successfully represented criminal defendants on a range of criminal matters, on all matters through trial. Astor has also successfully represented domestic violence victims in U-Visa and T-Visa proceedings.

Astor graduated from American University Washington College of Law in December 2005 and from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997, where he was a two-year letter winner on the football team. He is very active in the community. Astor currently serves as a trustee for the Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Program. He is also a Board Member for two separate organizations – Generation Hope and Neighborhood Legal Services Program. Prior to Crowell, Astor worked at an international law firm for two years. He is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


  • U.S. Naval Academy (1997)
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (2005)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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"Ethical Issues in Noncompete Matters: Fulfilling Obligations to Clients and the Court While Avoiding Traps for the Unwary," PLI Conference, San Francisco, CA (January 31, 2020). Panelist: Astor Heaven.
"11 Military Leadership Principles To Build Winning Trial Teams," Law 360 (January 16, 2020). Author: Astor Heaven.
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Firm News / Announcement
"District of Colorado Awards “Exemplary Damages” Against Former Employee for Misappropriation of Bovine Serum Trade Secrets," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (October 10, 2019). Authors: Emily Tucker and Astor Heaven.
Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States (Sep.20.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"S.D.N.Y. Holds the 2016 DNC WikiLeaks Dump Did Not Violate The Defend Trade Secrets Act," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (August 22, 2019). Authors: Kimberley Johnson and Astor Heaven.
"The ITC Institutes New 337 Investigation for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Relating to Foodservice Equipment," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (July 18, 2019). Authors: Benjamin Christoff and Astor Heaven.
"Huawei in Hot Water: Trump Declares National Emergency," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (May 28, 2019). Authors: Astor Heaven and Allegra K. Flamm.
"Delaware Chancery Court Adopts a “Narrow Approach” in Applying the CFAA, Aligning Itself with the Ninth, Second, and Fourth Circuits," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (May 24, 2019). Authors: Astor Heaven and Emily Tucker.
"Two Men Indicted for Alleged Theft of GE Trade Secrets for Turbine Technology," Trade Secrets Alert (April 30, 2019). Contacts: Astor Heaven, Robert B. Kornweiss
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