Paul Sheridan is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, and the Global Chair of the firm's Private Equity Practice. Mr. Sheridan has held many leadership roles within the firm, having served multiple terms as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and as Chair of the firm’s Income Partner & Counsel Committee. He has significant experience in representing companies and private equity firms in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private and public offerings, venture capital financings, and general company representation. Mr. Sheridan has particular experience representing private equity firms in connection with leveraged buyouts and other investment transactions, with substantial experience in structuring and negotiating cross-border transactions as well as the acquisition and divestiture of corporate divisions.
Mr. Sheridan has been ranked as a top Corporate/M&A & Private Equity lawyer by Chambers USA 2011-2019 and recommended for Private Equity: Buyouts Nationwide by Chambers USA 2019. He is consistently recognized in the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers’ list (2014-current) and recommended for his M&A work by The Legal 500 US (2015-present). In 2012, Law360 honored Mr. Sheridan with the Private Equity MVP award, and in 2009, The National Law Journal included him as one of the 40 rising stars under age 40 in the Washington legal community.
Mr. Sheridan's representative clients include investment firms such as The Carlyle Group (Carlyle), Onex Corporation, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Revolution, and companies such as Starbucks Corporation, Clark Construction Group, Kastle Systems, Accudyne, and Allison Transmission.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Sheridan served as a law clerk to Judge James C. Cacheris, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.