Adé K. Heyliger


Counsel, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., University of Maryland; J.D., Harvard; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania.

Adé Heyliger holds a Counsel position at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and is a member of the firm's Public Company Advisory Group.  He provides comprehensive cross-disciplinary...

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Adé Heyliger holds a Counsel position at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and is a member of the firm's Public Company Advisory Group.  He provides comprehensive cross-disciplinary advice on various inter-related issues concerning US regulatory compliance, SEC disclosure matters, corporate governance and crisis management (including hostile takeover attempts, accounting irregularities and restatements, and internal and external investigations). Mr. Heyliger counsels public companies and foreign private issuers on securities regulation and exchange compliance matters in the M&A and capital markets transaction context. He advises boards of directors, independent committees, senior management and internal legal and compliance departments on a range of corporate governance matters relating to officer and director liability, board independence, governance structure, and executive and director compensation. Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Heyliger served as Special Counsel in the US SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, where he offered guidance directed at ensuring compliance with the applicable federal securities laws regulating complex cross-border and domestic M&A and going-private transactions, and various offerings of equity and debt securities. Prior to the SEC, he was a member of Merrill Lynch's investment banking division, where he specialized in M&A, debt and equity transactions primarily in the Media, Entertainment and Technology sectors. Mr. Heyliger serves as Vice-Chair of the Proxy Statements and Business Combinations Subcommittee of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee under the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Heyliger obtained his law degree (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School). He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. (cum laude) in Finance.