Adé Heyliger is a partner in Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group and is based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Heyliger advises U.S. public companies, corporate boards 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 mergers and acquisitions, 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. Prior to the SEC, Mr. Heyliger worked in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch, focusing on M&A, debt and equity transactions in the Telecom, Media and Technology sectors.
Mr. Heyliger is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Corporate Governance by Legal 500 US and recognized by Who’s Who Legal for M&A and Corporate Governance. He 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. Mr. Heyliger 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. Mr. Heyliger is also a frequent contributor to Weil’s Governance & Securities Watch.
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.