Litigation is the process of initiating proceedings between two parties in conflict with the purpose of enforcing or defending a legal right. Mostly, litigation is meant to be settled by agreement between the parties, but it may also be heard and decided by a judge in court. Litigation is not merely another name for a lawsuit as other processes precede the lawsuit. There are pre-suit negotiations, arbitrations, facilitations and appeals in the litigation process.
The dictionary’s definition of a litigator is someone who “specializes in taking legal action against people and organizations.” A litigator participates in the whole part of litigation not just the part before a judge in the courtroom. Litigators must hold a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from any accredited law school. Litigators take general law courses including constitutional law, courtroom presentation, and negotiation procedures. In addition to this, litigators may also take classes in real estate law, occupational safety, regulatory legislation and business ethics to improve on competence and make them conversant with the broad scope that litigation covers.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is a Philadelphia-based attorney specializing in litigation, compliance and risk management. Karl Heideck has been a practitioner for over ten years, and his academic credentials speak much. After graduation, Karl Heideck was an Associate at Conrad O’Brien, a Philadelphia-based law firm. Here Karl Heideck undertook several litigator roles. He handled cases of white-collar crime and government investigations. He built a reputation as a top-notch litigator, and Pepper Hamilton LLP offered him the position of Project Attorney.
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In this role, Karl Heideck continued his specialization in handling government investigation and white collar defense as well as bankruptcy cases. After just four years, Karl Heideck was able to use his experience in litigation into being a Contract Attorney at Grant & Eisenhofer, a national law firm, PA. The intrigues of this position demand that Karl specializes in the discovery phase for court cases involving securities fraud and also banking litigation. Bragging a superb practice, Karl Heideck is now licensed in General Practice because of his brilliant reputation.
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