Jacob N. Heller

Senior Counsel

Jacob N. Heller

Senior Counsel

Jacob (Jake) Heller is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice and Energy Industry Team. Jake has serviced complex merger and acquisition matters involving clients form various industries, including energy, health care, telecommunications, and cybersecurity. He has represented both buy-side and sell-side clients in asset and stock purchase transactions.

Jake was a summer associate in Foley’s Washington D.C. office in 2014.

Prior to his legal career, Jake served for more than six years in various roles at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including advisor to the undersecretary for the National Protection Programs Directorate, and advisor to the chief of staff of the Office of the Deputy Secretary. During his tenure at DHS, Jake was a member of the U.S. negotiation team for the United States–European Union Passenger Name Record Agreement, one of the largest big data agreements in history. He also served on the staff of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on CyberSkills. Jake was the Obama for America regional field director for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District during the 2008 Presidential campaign and an assistant on the Obama Presidential transition team before he joined DHS.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a major oil company in US$10.5 billion share purchase with BHP Billiton pursuant to which the oil company agreed to acquire substantially all of BHP Billiton’s onshore U.S. oil and gas properties.
  • Represented multiple banks in renewable energy project finance transactions.
  • Represented a renewable power company in a credit agreement financing.
  • Represented Brighter, Inc. in its sale to Cigna Health Insurance.
  • Represented a growth equity investor in its US$700 million cash acquisition of a U.S. health care company.
  • Represented a growth equity investor in a US$50 million asset purchase.
  • Represented a U.S. public company in an US$18 million asset purchase.
  • Represented a U.S. public company in an auction bid stock purchase attempt to acquire.
  • Represents a telecommunications company in an ongoing sell-side stock sale agreement.
  • Represents a cybersecurity technology company in an ongoing sell-side stock sale agreement.
  • Represents an emerging energy technology company in an ongoing sell-side stock purchase transaction.
  • Represents a U.S. public health care company in a sell-side asset purchase transaction.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch, Corporate Law (2024)
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
13 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to DISA Global Solutions in Acquisition of Crimcheck

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Audax Private Equity portfolio company DISA Global Solutions in its acquisition of Crimcheck, a comprehensive background screening and risk mitigation services provider.
31 March 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to Hull Street Energy in Sale of Foundation Solar Partners

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Hull Street Energy, LLC in its sale of Foundation Solar Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based developer.
31 January 2023 In the News

Foley Serves as Pro Bono Legal Advisor to Family PASS in Merger with Shelter House

Foley & Lardner LLP served as pro bono legal advisor to Fairfax County, VA-based Family PASS in their recent merger with Shelter House.
10 August 2021 Press Releases

Foley Advises Team Cymru in Investment from Audax Private Equity

Foley & Lardner LLP acted as exclusive legal advisor to Team Cymru, a global leader in cyber threat intelligence, in its investment from Audax Private Equity.
14 April 2020 Article

Virtual Shareholder and Board Meetings: Important Considerations for District of Columbia Companies

In these unprecedented times of “shelter in home” orders, remote working, and other strategies Americans are taking to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19, we anticipate that many organizations will decide to transition to virtual meetings of shareholders, directors, members, and managers of corporate entities. This alert is intended to provide basic guidance to entities organized in the District of Columbia considering virtual meetings.