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Guy L. Heinemann

Died: February 25, 2010

Guy Heinemann grew up on Long Island, in central Nassau County, and graduated from Garden City High School. He joined us freshman year, was a member of Pierson College, and majored in history. Guy held the University Gift Scholarship and the Alumni Association of Long Island scholarship. His roommates were Uldis Kruze and Chuck McGregor. Guy graduated from Fordham Law School and had a distinguished career as lawyer His early professional years were spent as an assistant United States attorney in the Eastern District of New York.

After Guy left the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he opened his own litigation practice, applying his investigative, trial and appellate experience not only to white collar criminal work, but also to a wide variety of complex commercial matters.

He lived in Brooklyn Heights for a long time and then moved to the Upper West Side. His offices in Manhattan just before his death were around the corner from mine, and he had just embarked on an intensive program to be involved in federal qui tam (whistleblower) proceedings. Guy’s obituary in the Times (03/05/2010 — prepared by his widow and daughters) provides a perfect snapshot: ….Guy died…”surrounded by his family. Guy is survived by his beloved daughters Sarah and Christine and true life partner, Ana….he lived his life with a passion for the law, a gratitude for beauty and an unwavering commitment to the joy of life. He leaves a legacy of heroism in the face of illness and grace in the face of inevitability.”

William Folberth remembers:

Most of us who were regular participants with Guy at both our monthly “Second Tuesday of Every Month” lunches at the Yale Club of New York City and our Yale Alumni Fund Phonathons three or four evenings every year will miss Guy’s quick wit and cheerful personality. He was always a hoot to sit next to at the “lunch bunch” at the Yale Club, regaling all of us with the latest excitement at his Gipsy Trail Club in Carmel, New York, or his recent marriage to his darling “Cubana” as he called her, Ana Maria Riewarts. A life long Republican, like many of us, and much to the dismay of his Republican good buddy Dick Zimmer, Guy and Ana Maria were loyal to the John Kerry presidential campaign, being with the contender in Boston on election eve.

His growing litigation boutique continued to thrive right up to the end. The Yale Alumni Fund Phonathon bunch will miss his good humor at the evening dinners, where he was a real charmer, and, as an aside, raised a lot of money for Yale.