Heather Emmel > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Heather Emmel primarily represents private equity and corporate clients globally in debt offerings (including high-yield debt, mezzanine debt and investment grade debt), equity offerings (including IPOs and SPACs) and other capital markets transactions across a variety of industries. She has wide-ranging experience in acquisition and leveraged finance transactions, cross-border and other complex securities offerings. She also represents issuers and investment banks in structuring and executing innovative liability management transactions. Her clients include Advent, American Securities, Brookfield, CBL Properties, Centerbridge, GameStop Corporation, Getty Images, The Gores Group and Providence Equity.


UC Santa Barbara (B.A., 1992); Southern Methodist University Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998); San Jose State University (M.S.T., 1998).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has maintained an impressive flow of big-ticket equity offering engagements. It has achieved further prominence in SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions, representing a number of major sponsors such as Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp, Fortress Value Acquisition Corp, The Gores Group and TPG Pace. Although traditionally more active on the issuer-side, the capital markets team has become considerably closer to financial institutions in recent years, thanks in part to the presence of Michael Hickey and recent hire Merritt Johnson . Alexander Lynch  leads the capital markets team and is a big name in equity offerings, including in the SPAC field. Heather Emmel is also prominent in SPAC offerings and Corey Chivers  is another senior practitioner across the debt and equity segments.