Astor Heaven

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

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.


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

  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "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.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