Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Heyliger served as Special Counsel in the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC. As Special Counsel, he provided interpretive advice and guidance relating to domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, going-private transactions, proxy solicitations, tender offers and beneficial reporting matters. Mr. Heyliger was also an investment banking associate at Merrill Lynch, focusing on M&A, debt and equity transactions in the Media, Entertainment and Technology sectors.
Mr. Heyliger serves as Chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities: Proxy Statements and Business Combinations Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and previously served as Vice Chair of this Subcommittee. He also served as Co-Chair of the DC Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. Mr. Heyliger serves as an Adjunct Professor of “Takeovers, Mergers & Acquisitions” at Georgetown University Law Center, which was attended last summer by approximately 100 members of the SEC Staff via the SEC University Program. He is recognized by Who’s Who Legal for M&A and Corporate Governance.
Mr. Heyliger holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. in Finance, cum laude, from University of Maryland.