Adé Heyliger


Adé K. Heyliger
Adé Heyliger is counsel, elected partner effective January 1, 2017, in Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers on Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure compliance, financial restatements and internal control issues, and corporate governance matters. His practice encompasses counseling companies on securities laws compliance in M&A and capital markets transactions, corporate governance, and various disclosure and regulatory matters.

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.

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