Shari Heyen
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Shari Heyen
Partner, Co-Chair of Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice Co-Managing Shareholder of Houston
Greenberg Traurig LLP
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I have always been driven by the desire to shift into a higher gear in complex reorganization situations. The thrill of implementing business solutions is unlike that of any other area of practice.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Women are powerhouses at leading the charge and impacting our industry at the highest levels. Being at the table crystalizes the opportunity to deliver a unique perspective and implement it.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Closing an offshore petroleum and natural gas deal in a global restructuring case. The transaction was multifaceted and culturally diverse.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Be authentic, it will resonate throughout your organization and our industry.


Shari has over 29 years of experience in complex restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency, and complex commercial litigation matters. She has represented numerous creditors' committees, debtors, bank groups, acquirers, and other significant constituencies in national chapter 11 cases and workout proceedings, including complex oil, gas, and energy cases. Shari has broad experience in the prosecution and defense of fiduciary litigation, real estate, oil and gas, health care, receiverships, and alternative energy matters.

Location: Greenberg Traurig, Houston, Texas, United States.

Education: J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, B.S., Oklahoma Christian University (magna cum laude), University of Oxford, Oxford, England.