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Cornellians in Private Equity

Sharlyn Heslam

B.A. '91

Managing Director and General Counsel
Berkshire Partners LLC (Boston, MA)


Ms. Sharlyn C. Heslam is a Managing Director and General Counsel at Berkshire Partners, LLC. Ms. Heslam was appointed as a Managing Director on January 1, 2011. She joined the firm in 2006 to manage legal matters relating to the firm's investment processes and operations. Previously, Ms. Heslam was a Corporate Partner in the Boston Office at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She represented leading private equity firms in a wide variety of transactions including leveraged buy-outs, private and public exit or sale transactions, and minority investments. Ms. Heslam has a diverse corporate practice with emphasis on private equity transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Her practice also includes debt financings and restructurings and other general corporate representation, including securities law compliance.


Ms. Heslam holds a J.D from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Cornell University.