Heylee Bernstein


Heylee Bernstein is an associate in Weil’s Employment Practice Group.

Heylee focuses on counseling management and individuals on a wide range of employment and labor law issues, encompassing counseling, litigation, investigations, and transactional engagements. Her expertise includes restrictive covenants and trade secrets, discrimination claims, executive onboarding and terminations, advising companies throughout corporate transactions, and drafting various employment agreements.

Some of Heylee’s recent representative experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the world’s leading executive recruiting firms, in expedited proceedings in a significant trade secrets litigation brought in the S.D.N.Y. that resulted in court orders that derailed efforts by three departing senior executives to start a competing firm, in violation of various non-compete and non-solicit provisions in their employment and compensation contracts.
  • Seegrid and several of its individual directors in connection with litigation in Delaware Chancery Court brought by former employees challenging the implementation and application of the company’s Stock Incentive Plan.
  • Capco, a leading business and technology consulting firm, in a number of high-stakes restrictive covenant and trade secrets matters on both the plaintiff and defense side.
  • A private equity and venture capital firm with respect to the misappropriation of voluminous confidential and proprietary company data and other information by a departing executive who went to an industry competitor.
  • A payment processing company in connection with issues involving the departures of senior executives.

Heylee received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was Senior Article Editor of the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law.  She received her B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Prior to joining Weil, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Andrew Gordon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and worked at another global law firm.