Bruce Heiman engages in a wide ranging federal counseling and lobbying practice. He has represented leading companies and trade associations in technology, financial services, postal, trade, transportation and manufacturing industries. 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 is nationally ranked as a top government relations lawyer by both Chambers USA and The Legal 500.
Mr. Heiman regularly assists clients design and implement a Washington, D.C. “game plan” to protect and promote their interests before Congress and federal departments and agencies. He helps them pursue legislation, implement enacted laws, and achieve their objectives in industry meetings as well as government negotiations. He also often helps clients assemble and advocate on behalf of a coalition of parties with similar objectives, including interest groups and think tanks. He writes and speaks frequently and is often quoted in the media on current developments.
Previously, he served as Legislative Director and Trade Counsel to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York from 1984 to 1987.
He first joined the firm in 1980 after graduating with degrees in law and public policy from Harvard Law School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Heiman is a member of and previously served on the Board of the Capitol Historical Society.
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 information technology industry. 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, helping companies prevent and respond to data breaches, protecting intellectual property rights, improving the delivery of government services while preventing unfair competition with the private sector and opposing governmental regulation of the Internet.
He also has been working on issues of whether and how the government should regulate the development of Artificial Intelligence, as well as advising companies on the application of AI to their industry.
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.