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Astor Heaven

Counsel

aheaven@crowell.com
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 Lenovo in a trade secrets misappropriation matter pertaining to software code used on a community website.
  • 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 a probiotics manufacturer in a matter involving claims of trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, and breach of contract. 
  • 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" from 2017-2019.

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.

Education

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

Affiliations

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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"DOJ Step-by-Step Guidance to Determine if Trade Secrets are Confidential Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (July 29, 2020). Authors: John Arszulowicz and Astor Heaven.
Publication
"Is the Platform You’re Using a Potential Threat to Protecting Your Trade Secrets?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 13, 2020). Presenters: Gabriel M. Ramsey, Astor Heaven, Helen Osun, and Michael G. Gruden.
Speech/Presentation
"Under Alcom v. Temple, Speculative Harm Does Not Meet the Irreparable Harm Requirement," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (May 12, 2020). Authors: Benjamin Christoff and Astor Heaven.
Publication
"Tech Companies, National Security, Trade Secrets, and the Increased Controls on the Export of Emerging Technologies," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (April 10, 2020). Authors: John Arszulowicz and Astor Heaven.
Publication
"Is the Platform You’re Using a Potential Threat to Protecting Your Trade Secret?," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (April 9, 2020). Authors: Helen Osun and Astor Heaven.
Publication
"Prosecutions of Trade Secret Theft by Former Employees in Autonomous Vehicle Development," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (April 1, 2020). Authors: Rukiya Mohamed and Astor Heaven.
Publication
"Coronavirus Related Restrictions on Emergency Trade Secrets Filings in New York," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (March 30, 2020). Authors: Eli Berns-Zieve, Astor Heaven and Anne Elise Herold Li.
Publication
"COVID and the Courts: State Court Edition," Litigation Alert (March 30, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, Amanda Shafer Berman, Astor Heaven, Andrew Holmer, Eli Berns-Zieve
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Pauwels v. Deloitte: A Cautionary Tale About Informal Approaches to Protecting Confidential Business Information," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (March 25, 2020). Authors: Benjamin Christoff and Astor Heaven.
Publication
"New Charges Leveled Against Huawei, et al.," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (March 2, 2020). Authors: Eli Berns-Zieve and Astor Heaven.
Publication

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