Name: Shayla Harlev
Firm Name: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Country: USA - Massachusetts
Expertise: Private Equity Law

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Professional Biography:

Shayla Harlev is a partner in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Boston. Ms. Harlev has a diverse transactional and corporate counseling practice with an emphasis on representing private equity sponsors in connection with acquisitions and dispositions and other complex transactions.

She has extensive experience with leveraged buyouts and dispositions of public and private companies, as well as going-private transactions, minority investments, and joint ventures. Ms. Harlev also counsels private equity sponsor portfolio companies on a variety of corporate and strategic matters.

Ms. Harlev has represented some of the world’s leading private equity firms, including Berkshire Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Advent International.

Ms. Harlev is recognized as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts in Massachusetts by Chambers USA, where she is described as “a highly thought-of and sought-after attorney” and a “very talented practitioner.” She was also named a “Rising Star” for Private Equity and M&A in the U.S. by IFLR1000 and is recommended for Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional by Legal 500 US. Ms. Harlev was named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 “Top Women of Law.” Ms. Harlev is an Editor of Weil’s Global Private Equity Watch.

Ms. Harlev is highly involved in pro bono work and is the outside counsel for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), an organization that ensures that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems have access to legal information, advice, and representation and is the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts. Ms. Harlev is also a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.

Ms. Harlev is fluent in English, Turkish, and Hebrew.