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Selected for the
2012 Fellows Program
of the Leadership Council
on Legal Diversity.

Chosen as a "Rising Star"
by Super Lawyers Magazine
(2014-2016) and as a
"Super Lawyer" in 2017.
Astor Heaven, Counsel Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2599
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Astor Heaven has represented clients in a broad range of trial and litigation matters. He is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust and Litigation & Trial groups and is located in the Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on antitrust and complex commercial litigation including class actions and multidistrict proceedings. He has defended corporate clients facing a broad range of antitrust claims and has also represented corporate clients in federal litigation brought to recover damages resulting from illegal cartel activity. Astor has experience in all aspects of antitrust law, including transactional matters such as mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and he has also represented clients in investigations before the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Astor was named as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and as a "Super Lawyer" in 2017 in recognition of his antitrust litigation work.

Some of his recent matters include:

  • 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 a food distributor as an interested third-party in a merger trial.
  • Representing corporate clients in actions to recover damages resulting from a price-fixing conspiracy regarding Cathode Ray Tubes.
  • Representing plaintiff E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a trade secret misappropriation matter regarding its Kevlar® technology.
  • Representing corporate clients in actions to recover damages resulting from a price-fixing cartel regarding LCD panels.
  • Representing AT&T in defense of a nationwide antitrust class action relating to the iPhone.
  • Representing a pharmacy client in its $26.5 billion acquisition of a competitor.
  • Representing a life sciences client in its $1.6 billion acquisition of a major competitor.

Astor also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has successfully tried cases in both Montgomery County Circuit Court and D.C. Superior court — both jury and bench trials — including representing criminal defendants and domestic violence victims. In addition, he has successfully attained U-Visa and T-Visa status for immigrant clients facing domestic violence.

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 for the football team. He currently serves as a trustee for the Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Program. Astor also served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy for almost seven years. 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.


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

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Legal Strategies for Trade Associations and Their Members: Best Practices for Maintaining the Attorney-Client Privilege," American Bar Association Webinar (November 12, 2014). Moderator: Astor Heaven.
  • "The Bowl Championship Series - Is Antitrust Needed To Level The Playing Field?," ABA Section of Antitrust Law - Trade, Sports, and Professional Associations Committee Teleconference, Washington, DC (February 3, 2010). Panel moderator: Astor Heaven.


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Oct.31.2017 Super Lawyers Recognizes 79 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
Nov.30.2016 Super Lawyers Recognizes 71 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
May.05.2016 Crowell & Moring Announces 2016 Legal Counsel on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders
Oct.27.2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jan.22.2015 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 15th Edition "GCR 100"
Sep.30.2014 Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jan.17.2013 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes Twelve Attorneys to Senior Counsel and Counsel Positions
Mar.30.2012 Crowell & Moring's Astor Heaven Named 2012 LCLD Fellow