Michael J. Heller

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman at Cozen O'Connor

Michael J. Heller

Michael J. Heller

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman at Cozen O'Connor

Overview
Career Highlights

Cozen O'Connor
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Biological Dynamics, Inc.

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Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1964

Age

55

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Co-Founder at FS Investments

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Co-Founder at FS Investments

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President & Chief Executive Officer, Southeastern PA at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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Chairman, Founder at Cozen O'Connor

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Co-Founder at Evolve IP LLC

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Managing Director at Associated Partners LP

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Co-Chair, Litigation Section at Cozen O'Connor

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Chief Diversity Officer at Cozen O'Connor

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Chief Marketing Officer at Cozen O'Connor

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Senior Vice President, Digital & Community Networks at Solera Health, Inc.

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Michael J. Heller
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman at Cozen O'Connor
Education
J.D, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1989

Since its founding in 1953 as part of Villanova University, Villanova Law had educated more than 10,000 lawyers who have taken their place in the profession. You will find them on the benches in federal and state court houses; as members of state and federal legislatures and in high government office (the former governor of Pennsylvania is a VLS grad); leading corporations, major law firms and public interest agencies; teaching and writing; and practicing at the very highest levels. Learn more about our history. Villanova is at once modern, yet rooted in tradition.

B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude
Class of 1986

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

Career History
Professional
2012 - Current

FSIC IV Advisor is a subsidiary of Franklin Square Holdings, a national sponsor of alternative investment funds designed for the individual investor. FSIC IV Advisor is registered as an investment adviser with the SEC under the Advisers Act.

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman
1994 - Current

Cozen O'Connor provides legal services in areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, IPOs, corporate governance and compliance, insurance corporate and regulatory matters, securities, tax, real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property, health law, public finance, employee benefits, trust and estates, and energy, environmental and public utilities. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Philadelphia, PA.

Owner
Current

Valley Forge Casino Resort operates casino resorts. It offers gaming, dining, entertainment, bars and hotels. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.

Boards & Committees
Director
2012 - Current

Beachbody LLC provides fitness and weight loss solutions. It offers video-based fitness programs with diet guidelines, nutritional supplements, and an online support system. The firm also provides fitness accessories. The company was founded by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon in 1998 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Member-Executive Board
Current

Otto GmbH & Co. KG engages in the retail trading business and the provision of financial and retail-related services. It operates through the following segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services, and Services. The Multichannel Retail segment offers products through the channels of e-commerce, catalogue business, and over-the counter retail. The Financial Services segment specializes in receivables and liquidity management, as well as innovative financial services. The Services segment focuses on logistics and sourcing, procurement, quality testing, transport, warehousing, and delivery services. The company was founded by Werner Otto on August 17, 1949 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

Director
Current

Open Acquisition Corp. operates as a blank check company. It is formed to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an operating business in the over-the-counter domestic or international businesses. The company was founded in January, 2008 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Current

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) provides seed and early-stage capital to companies in the information technology, life sciences and physical sciences sectors. Their Innovation Fund provides up to $100,000 to technology companies for prototype refinement and/or very early commercialization efforts. BFTP's Emerging Fund invests up to $750,000 in technology companies over multiple financing rounds for product or process development and/or commercialization efforts. Their Technology Commercialization Fund invests up to $350,000 in select university and research institution spin-out companies. Companies must be commercial, for-profit businesses located in the Pennsylvania counties of Buck, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia.BFTP provides early-stage financing to promising life sciences ventures in the biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, biomaterials and healthcare information technology industries. They look for companies with strong management and strong IP and patent protection that are involved in a novel and unique science. Investments range from $100,000 to $500,000 as part of larger funding rounds of $200,000 to $3 million involving other sources such as SBIR, angel, early-stage venture capital and other state funding sources.BFTP also invests in promising physical sciences companies involved in developing advanced materials, sensors, robotics, environmental and consumer goods. They look for companies with strong management and strong IP and patent protection that offer a disruptive and unique technology.

Director
2010 - Prior

The Fox Chase Cancer Center owns and operates hospitals. It is an independent, non-profit institution that is engaged in cancer treatment, research and prevention services. The firm's staff provides consultations and treatment recommendations for different types of adult cancer. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Director
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To prevail over cancer, marshalling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention and compassionate care.

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$2,500 +
2010

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

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Boyd Gaming Corporation purchases Valley Forge Convention Center Partners LLC

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Opnext, Inc. purchases StrataLight Communications, Inc. from Intel Capital Corp., Comcast Interactive Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Entrepia Ventures, Photonics Fund resulting in a new company Opnext Subsystems, Inc.

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Biological Dynamics, Inc. engages in the development of cancer diagnostic solutions for labs and homes. Its platform offers a way to isolate cell-free nanoparticles and macromolecules directly from whole blood, serum, or plasma. The firm also develops a suite of oncology tests for early cancer detection, treatment response, and recurrence monitoring. The company was founded by Raj Krishnan, Edward D. Truitt III, Michael J. Heller, Roy Lefkowitz, and David Charlot in 2008 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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Cozen O'Connor provides legal services in areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, IPOs, corporate governance and compliance, insurance corporate and regulatory matters, securities, tax, real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property, health law, public finance, employee benefits, trust and estates, and energy, environmental and public utilities. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Philadelphia, PA.

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