Areas of Practice
For over 20 years, Mr. Heiman has engaged in a wide-ranging federal counseling and lobbying practice on behalf of leading clients in the computer software, information technology and telecommunications industries. He also assists a range of companies understand the laws and policies applying to their Internet and e-commerce activities. He is one of two Practice Area Leaders of K&L Gates’ Policy and Regulatory Practice and serves on the firm’s Management Committee.
He has been actively involved in formulating practicable privacy policies, protecting intellectual property rights, and improving the delivery of government services while preventing unfair competition with the private sector.
He has long opposed governmental regulation of the Internet and technological mandates and was instrumental in ensuring that information services and ISP’s were not treated like telecommunications services and carriers (CALEA in 1994; the Telecommunications Act of 1996; the PATRIOT Act of 2001).
Mr. Heiman was profiled by Tech Counsel Magazine as one of the leading high-tech lobbyists in Washington and has been quoted on info-tech issues in The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Journal, Congressional Quarterly, Legal Times and Tech Daily. He has spoken to the RSA Security Conference, the ABA Committee of Corporate General Counsel and the Congressional Internet Caucus.
From 1984 to 1987, he served as legislative director and trade counsel to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York.