With the concussion litigation against the NFL starting to pick up steam, the league has responded by hiring an attorney with impeccable credentials to serve as outside counsel on the matter — Robert C. Heim of Dechert LLP.
Heim has extensive experience in mass tort litigation, making him the perfect fit for the NFL
The highly respected evaluating service, Chambers & Partners, wrote the following about Heim: “Heim is an ‘excellent lawyer and litigator’ who also has many years of experience in appellate work. Of late he represented Wyeth in an appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a diet drug case. This appeal called into question whether or not negligent design defects should be recognized in connection with a pharmaceutical product.”
Heim is also listed by The Best Lawyers in America for his work mass tort litigation, antitrust, commercial litigation and class action defense, just to name a few. Past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and past President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, Heim has an impressive resume, including being recognized as one of the top 10 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania.
The late United States Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist appointed Heim to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules where he recently completed his second three-year term.
An elected Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, there is no surprise as to why Heim was selected to represent myriad Fortune 100 companies such as BP Amoco, Pfizer, Verizon Communications and AIG in major litigation matters.