Adé Heyliger

Partner Washington, D.C.


Adé K. Heyliger
Adé Heyliger is a partner in Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group and is based in Washington, D.C. He regularly advises public companies, corporate boards and foreign private issuers on a broad range of Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure and regulatory matters, securities regulation, corporate governance and compliance issues. His diverse practice encompasses counseling companies on corporate and securities law compliance in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, capital markets transactions and bankruptcy/ restructuring matters. Adé also advises public companies on matters relating to shareholder activism, including proxy contests, shareholder engagement and shareholder proposals, and provides day-to-day counsel on a variety of corporate governance, disclosure and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Weil, Adé served for five years in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, where he provided interpretive advice and guidance relating to domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, going-private transactions, and reviewed numerous proxy contests, shareholder proposals and a variety of registration statements and other filings. Prior to the SEC, Adé worked in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch, focusing on M&A, debt and equity transactions in the Telecom, Media and Technology sectors.

Adé is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards and is recommended for Corporate Governance by Legal 500 US. He is also recognized by Who’s Who Legal for M&A and Corporate Governance. Adé is a former Chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities: Proxy Statements and Business Combinations Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and a former Co-Chair of the DC Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. Adé has also served as an Adjunct Professor of “Takeovers, Mergers & Acquisitions” at Georgetown University Law Center, which, to date, has been attended by more than 100 members of the SEC Staff via the SEC University Program. He is a frequent speaker and author on SEC disclosure requirements, securities regulation and corporate governance matters and developments.

Adé 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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