Michael Hickey is a partner in Weil’s Capital Markets practice and is based in New York. Mr. Hickey particularly focuses on advising underwriters on leveraged finance matters, and more generally advises underwriters and issuers in connection with public and private securities offerings, including initial public offerings, high yield and investment grade debt offerings and tender and exchange offers.
Mr. Hickey joined Weil in January 2018 from Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and Head of the Leveraged Finance Legal Team, responsible for the leveraged finance, middle market financing, restructuring, and bank debt portfolio groups. While at Goldman Sachs, he worked on a broad array of global financing matters with various private equity sponsors and corporate clients, including domestic and cross-border acquisition financings, dividend recapitalizations, leveraged spin transactions, working capital facilities, repricings, bond and loan exchanges, debtor-in-possession financings, bankruptcy exit facilities, structured finance transactions, and emerging markets financing transactions. He also served as counsel to various firm committees and bodies, including the Credit Markets Capital Committee and Staple Working Group.
Mr. Hickey is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” for Capital Markets: Debt, Equity and High-Yield Debt in the U.S. by IFLR1000.
Mr. Hickey received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School, and his M.B.A., magna cum laude, from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in 1999. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown University in 1995, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.