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 Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Proxy Contests and Business Combinations and as Co-Chair of the DC Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. Mr. Heyliger also 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.