Robert Heller

Robert Heller

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Covington & Burling LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-1405
Tel: +1 212 841 1077
Fax: +1 646 441 9077



  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1998
    • summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Peter McCall Prize for graduating first in class
    • The Bernard A. Chertcoff Prize for Taxation
    • John H. Maurer Memorial Prize for Criminal Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Mr. Heller advises clients on all aspects of corporate and partnership transactions. He works closely with the firm’s corporate group in connection with structuring and negotiating domestic and international M&A transactions and strategic joint ventures for both corporate and investment fund clients in a range of industries including life sciences, financial institutions, sports and media. He also advises private equity sponsors in connection with their formation of investment funds and related matters as well as secondary purchasers of limited partnership interests in private equity funds.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Steve Ballmer in connection with his $2b acquisition of the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Represented private equity fund Public Pension Capital in its strategic investment in Kramer Van Kirk Credit Strategies, LP and KVK Technology Solutions LLC.
  • Represented Allergan plc in its $2.1b acquisition of KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Regularly represents pharmaceutical clients in connection with formation of collaborations to develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products.

Honors and Rankings

  • Legal 500 US, Tax (2015) 
  • Rising Star - Tax, New York Super Lawyers (2011-2013)

Publications and Speeches

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