A litigator represents either side in a civil court case and oversees all phases of the process for their clients. The first step in the litigation process is a Writ of Summons and a Statement of Claim. These and other documents must be filed to initiate the formal legal process. After each party has had his/her chance to express his/her opinion and views in writing, the process of discovery begins. This is where both sides collect information to present in trial. The trial is held in front of a judge and possibly a jury. Finally, the judge or jury makes a legally binding decision.
A litigator must have a Bachelor’s degree in English, history, economics, government, or a subject closely related to the type of law to be practice. A litigator must pass the Law School Admission Test and then earn a Juris Doctor degree. After earning the degree, a litigator must pass the bar exam. Once the bar exam has been passed, the litigator can begin practicing law.
Karl Heideck, from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, is a perfect example of a litigator. He graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelors of Arts in English Language and Literature/Letters. Karl Heideck continued his education at Temple University-Beasley School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in law.
Karl Heideck has been licensed for seven years. Heideck began his career in 2010 as a Project Attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP where he specialized in fact investigation, trial, and discovery. In April of 2015, Karl Heideck accepted a job as a Contract Attorney at Hire Counsel. He has experience in litigation, compliance, risk management, corporate law, legal research, legal writing, commercial litigation, and employment law.
Duda Melzer attained his undergraduate degree in business administration in the year 1998 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. Later on in 2002, he pursued an MBA from Harvard University Business School. In addition to the mentioned qualifications, he pursued an executive Course on Effective Strategies for media Companies at Harvard. Duda began his career in Brazil in the financial and franchising markets, where he grew and became a multinational franchisor at ‘sweet sweet way’.
Two years later in 2004, Melzer joined the RBS group, where he worked as the director general for the national market in Brazil. In 2008 he was promoted to the Vice President position of the market and Business Development of the RBS group. In 2010 he became the executive vice president and consequently the president in 2012. It is in the same year that he founded Digital e-bricks and became its president. His position as the president of the RBS Group Brazil was a result of succession from his uncle Nelson Pacheo Sirotsky. Recently in 2016, Duda began acting as the chairman of the board of directors of the company.
In the course of his career, Duda has received several awards including the Cabore Award in the professional vehicle category in 2006. In 2009 he was also on the spotlight as the professional highlight of the Brazilian Advertising Association in the executive vehicle category.
Grupo RBS is one of the most successful family businesses in Brazil that has been operational for nearly sixty years. Duda is part of the third generation of the Sirotsky family and the 56 year old is expected to lead the company to its highest possible rank.