Litigation entails resolving a dispute through filing or responding to a complaint via the court system. The nature of the complaint forms the basis of the settlement negotiations if any. The entire process has been summarized below:
The litigator conducts an initial investigation to determine if the case has enough supporting evidence
He or she then drafts diverse motions and pleadings on behalf of his or her client
Discovery – This entails the exchange of information between the parties. Tools such as depositions, production and admission requests, and interrogatories are used.
The pre-trial phase comes several weeks before the trial. The litigators advise and consult with their clients; they retain expert witnesses, take part in pre-trial conferences, and then formulate a trial strategy guided by the facts and evidence available
Settlement: the majority of cases do not make it to the trial as the parties concerned deem it an effective way of reducing the risks and expenses associated with the trial
Trial stage – if the case makes it this far, the litigators present facts and evidence before the judge
Appeal – if one of the parties finds the ruling of the judge unfair, he or she has the right to make an appeal to a higher court, through his or her litigator.
Based in Philadelphia, Karl Heideck is popular for his knowledge of commercial litigation, risk management, and compliance practices. The skilled attorney also has skills in other areas namely corporate law, legal writing, product liability, legal research, as well as employment law, and has been practice for more than ten years.
He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2003, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature/Letters. He then pursued his Juris Doctor degree at Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law. He worked as a project Attorney between October 2010 and April 2014 at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Since April 2015 to present, Karl Heideck has been working at Grant & Eisenhofer, PA. As a contract attorney, Karl is tasked with various responsibilities ranging from reviewing discovery materials about complex securities fraud and banking litigation, and also, handling issues associated with transactions, risk management, acquisitions and the liquidity position of the company with regard to the 2008 sub-prime banking crisis. Karl Heideck is also expected to take part in weekly conferences with his co-counsel to not only verify, but also ensure the Continous improvement of the review protocol.