January 03, 2018
NEW YORK, January 3, 2018: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Michael Hickey has joined the Firm as a partner. He is part of Weil’s Capital Markets practice and is based in the Firm’s New York office.
“We are thrilled that Michael is joining the Firm,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “His substantial leveraged finance capabilities will further strengthen our leading Capital Markets practice, which advises clients globally on all facets of acquisition financing transactions.”
“Michael is highly regarded within the leveraged finance market and will be a terrific addition to Weil,” commented Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s Corporate Department. “He has both sophisticated leveraged finance experience and deep market knowledge and will be a great asset to Weil and our clients.”
Mr. Hickey joins Weil from Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director, Associate General Counsel and Head of the Leveraged Finance Legal Team. In this role, he managed legal, regulatory and reputational risk and provided commercial legal advice for a wide range of leveraged finance transactions. He also worked on a broad range of debt transactions involving M&A and other matters, and served on a variety of capital commitment and policy and practice related committees. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Mr. Hickey was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he worked on a wide range of capital markets and corporate transactions.
Mr. Hickey commented: “I am excited to be joining Weil and look forward to contributing my expertise to the Firm’s top-notch capital markets platform and its work in the leveraged finance space.”
About Weil’s Capital Markets Practice
Weil’s leading Capital Markets practice executes our clients’ most complex and challenging capital raising matters and leverages both the excellence of our lawyers and the strength of the Firm’s global platform. We are one of the very few firms that regularly advises private equity sponsors, underwriters, and corporate issuers on their most significant debt and equity transactions, including: high yield debt, investment grade debt, IPOs, secondary offerings, follow-on offerings, shelf registrations, private placements, convertible/exchangeable securities, acquisition financing and tender/exchange offers. We have extensive experience advising clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, transportation, airlines, media, telecommunications, gaming, lodging, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and life sciences, and retail and consumer products. Our practice and its lawyers are consistently recognized as market leaders by Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm's four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.