Rachel W. Sheridan

  • Partner
  • Erachel.sheridan@lw.com
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.4577
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2139


Rachel Sheridan focuses on capital markets transactions, including public and private securities offerings, securities regulation, company representation, and general corporate matters.

Ms. Sheridan has extensive experience representing issuers (including foreign private issuers) in public and private securities offerings of both equity and debt securities, and regularly represents private equity funds and portfolio companies in buyout, acquisition, and exit financing transactions. She also regularly represents investment banks in public equity offerings and high yield debt offerings, and counsels public companies regarding their public reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and other issues related to public company status.

Ms. Sheridan was named as one of the Top Women in Dealmaking by The Deal 2020. She has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and The National Law Journal.

Ms. Sheridan currently serves as Chair of Latham’s Income Partner and Counsel Committee.


Representative clients include:

  • Teladoc, Inc.
  • Clarivate Analytics
  • SIG Combibloc Group
  • DXC Technology
  • Allison Transmission
  • Onex Corporation
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Barclays

Recent IPO experience includes:

  • Carbon Black, Inc.
  • Clarivate Analytics
  • Livent Corporation
  • SIG Combibloc Group AG
  • Emerald Expositions Events, Inc.
  • Jeld Wen
  • Teladoc, Inc.       
  • Criteo S.A.
  • Surgery Partners, Inc.       
  • Inovalon       
  • PRA Health Sciences, Inc.       
  • K2M Group Holdings, Inc.       
  • Auris Medical Holdings AG       
  • Gogo Inc.       
  • Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.       
  • Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc       
  • Eloqua, Inc.       
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation   

Recent debt experience includes:

  • Onex Corporation in numerous financings, including financing for the acquisition of SIG Combibloc Holdings S.C.A., Krauss Maffei and Tomkins plc       
  • Underwriters in the offering of US$12.5 billion of investment grade debt for Exxon Mobil      
  • The Carlyle Group in numerous financings, including financing for the acquisition of Acosta Holdco, Inc.; Accudyne; Syniverse; NBTY, Inc.; and Allison Transmission    
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in connection with the financing for the acquisition of Alliant Holdings       
  • Underwriters in the offering of over US$10 billion of various series of senior notes of Sirius XM
  • Various financing transactions for Gogo
Recognition Highlights

Named a Recommended Lawyer for Capital Markets by The Legal 500 US 2018

Named as a Corporate/M&A & Private equity leading lawyer.

Clients “enjoy working with Rachel Sheridan and say she is ‘well prepared and market-savvy.’” Chambers USA 2013-2015

Ms. Sheridan has been recognized as one of the Top Women in DealmakingThe Deal 2020
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1998
  • BA, University of Virginia, 1994
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Equity Finance