Thursday, March 14, 2013
We have been informed that H. Roderic Heard died last week. He was a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, and for many years before that, a partner at the lawfirm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon. Rod was an enthusiastic advocate for alternative dispute resolution and an engaged participant in programs of the Chicago International Dispute Reoslution Association (CIDRA). With his wife Susan Walker, he was a dedicated teacher of ADR at Northwestern University Law School. Rod and Susan were also authors (with another CIDRA stalwart, Jack Cooley) of the 2011 treatise, International Commercial Arbitration Advocacy.
We extend our sympathies to his wife Susan, their family, and to the many friends and colleagues who knew him. Thank you to Peter Baugher who shared the news with us.