Peter S. Hecker: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Peter S. Hecker


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Hospitality
  • Class Action Defense
  • Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Automotive
University Carleton College, B.A., magna cum laude, with distinction, 1970
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1973 Order of the Coif
Admitted1974, New York; 1975, California


•American Bar Association

•State Bar of California

•Bar Association of San Francisco


Mr. Hecker is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Hecker has substantial experience defending major consumer litigation, including class actions involving alleged false advertising, product defects, and the disclosure of fees and services by a variety of businesses, including computer, software, telecommunications, rental car, self-storage, food and drug, insurance brokerage, and auto finance companies. In particular, he has defended numerous actions brought by consumers and investigations conducted by California District Attorneys under Section 17200 challenging alleged unfair business practices.

Mr. Hecker is a nationally recognized authority on force-placed or collateral protection insurance (CPI) litigation brought by consumers against banks and auto finance companies. He acted as lead outside counsel in the defense of CPI class actions in California, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Washington, New York and Idaho. He has also defended banks, mortgage lenders and insurance companies in class actions challenging procedures for placing CPI.

In addition to his class action practice, Mr. Hecker has handled major commercial litigation in federal and state courts on behalf of clients in the heavy-duty truck, steel, pipe, airline, motion picture, real estate, stock brokerage, savings and loan, hotel management, investment banking, microwave technology, licensing and accounting industries, among others.


•Repeatedly listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer, San Francisco Magazine


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Peter S. Hecker

Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111


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