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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 serves as Chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities: Proxy Statements and Business Combinations Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and previously served as Vice Chair of this Subcommittee. He also served as Co-Chair of the DC Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. Mr. Heyliger serves 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.

Market recognition

  • Recognized for M&A and Corporate Governance — Who’s Who Legal


  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 2000)
  • Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
  • University of Maryland (B.S., cum laude, 1994)

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Areas of Practice

Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions


Law Firm

Leadership Positions

Professional Development Committee

Law School

Harvard Law School

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