Astor Henry Lloyd Heaven III
Astor Heaven is a trial lawyer in Crowell & Moring's Litigation group who has tried cases and handled numerous complex litigations in various state and federal courts related to trade secrets, intellectual property, and antitrust for some of the country’s largest defense, technology, and health care clients. Although an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Astor also focuses on keeping his clients out of court by counseling them on trade secrets related matters, including conducting audits and other assessments of trade secret strength and protection. As 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 trade secrets, complex commercial litigation, and antitrust. Astor also maintains an active pro bono practice. He partners with the Montgomery County, Maryland Office of the Public Defender and through the partnership has successfully represented criminal defendants on a range of matters, including through trial. Astor has also successfully represented domestic violence victims in U-Visa and T-Visa proceedings. 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 three separate organizations – Bethesda Soccer Club, Generation Hope and Neighborhood Legal Services Program.