Appellate Advocacy, Dispute Resolution and Trial Advocacy
H. Roderic Heard
Title: Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Specialty Area: Advocacy (Dispute Resolution)
In 37 years of practicing law, Rod Heard has tried to verdict scores of complex commerical cases in over 20 states and Guam. He has served as an arbitrator, advocate, expert witness, frequent speaker, and adjunct professor in commercial and international arbitration. In addition to a full-time legal practice, he serves on the 5-person Executive Committee which manages his 150-lawyer firm.
Since 1993, he has annually taught the courses: "Dispute Resolution" and "Trial Advocacy" at the Northwestern and DePaul Law Schools, and since 2006 has added to his adjunct teaching duties with the courses: Commercial Arbitration and International Arbitration.
Mr. Heard is a panel arbitrator for AAA and CPR in commercial, securities and financial arbitrations. He is a frequent advocate for parties in domestic and international arbitrations, has testified in federal court as an expert on arbitration, and has coached both Northwestern and DePaul's Vis teams in international arbitration competitions in Vienna and Hong Kong.
225 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
B.S., Northwestern University, 1968
M.S., Northwestern University, 1969
J.D., College of William and Mary, 1973