Heidi E. Hilgendorff



Heidi E. Hilgendorff helps pharmaceutical companies determine the right course of treatment for product liability litigation. She provides curative solutions for mass torts and multidistrict litigation (MDL) and represents pharmaceutical industry leaders in strict liability, negligence and wrongful death cases involving prescription medications in both federal and state courts.

Product Liability

Heidi trains her efforts on the discrete needs and concerns of each client. She has served as second-chair trial counsel in a medical malpractice jury trial in New Jersey state court, joined a national counsel team defending prescription gastroesophageal reflux disease medication in a product liability MDL and state mass tort proceedings, served as part of the trial team in a prescription antipsychotic litigation in which a defense verdict was obtained and participated on other trial teams.

Previous Experience

Heidi previously clerked for the Honorable Alfred J. Lechner Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Heidi enjoys sailing and hiking.


Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Seton Hall School of Law — U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certificate, June 2019

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Hon. Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., 1998-1999


Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. cum laude (1998)

Hartwick College
B.A. (1990)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Legal Services of Northwest Jersey — Morris Tenancy Project
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice — Expungement Clinic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

Civic Activities

  • Girl Scouts, Heart of New Jersey — Troop Volunteer
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