Amy R. Rigdon

  • Partner
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2217


Amy Rigdon advises clients on the formation and operation of a variety of traditional and non-traditional private investment vehicles, including private equity funds, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and GP-led secondaries.

Ms. Rigdon delivers creative and pragmatic counsel to a variety of participants in the funds space, including private equity firms, established and emerging fund managers, and institutional investors. She brings experience across a range of fund types and investment areas, with a particular focus on energy and renewable funds, real estate funds, and private credit funds.

Ms. Rigdon’s work includes:

  • Fundraising private investment funds and co-investment vehicles, both in the US and internationally
  • Internal sponsor arrangements and governance
  • GP-led secondary transactions
  • SPACs
  • Portfolio company acquisitions and divestitures, and management equity arrangements
  • Compliance issues

Drawing on her experience advising SPACs since 2015, Ms. Rigdon frequently handles arrangements in connection with SPAC IPOs. Her work encompasses more than US$3 billion in SPAC IPO proceeds, including the first-ever Mexican SPAC.

Ms. Rigdon regularly speaks and writes on topics related to investment funds, institutional investing, and securities issues.

Ms. Rigdon has served in several firm leadership roles, including as Co-Chair of the Women Enriching Business Committee in the Washington, D.C. office.

Ms. Rigdon also actively supports a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Among her efforts, she served as Co-Chair of the organization’s Generous Associate Campaign for several years. Ms. Rigdon’s involvement in this initiative earned her recognition as part of the group that won the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association of Washington, D.C.’s 2018 Young Lawyer of the Year award.

She is also a member of the Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council of the D.C. Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Overseers of Stetson University College of Law.


Representative clients include:

  • Cibolo Energy Partners
  • Denham Capital Management
  • ECP
  • EIV Capital
  • Fontinalis
  • Orion Energy Partners
  • Riverstone
  • StepStone Real Estate
  • The Carlyle Group

Ms. Rigdon’s experience includes representing:

  • StepStone Real Estate in raising US$1.4 billion for its fourth flagship real estate fund, exceeding the US$1 billion target, and simultaneously raising multiple co-investment vehicles
  • Riverstone in raising US$1 billion continuation and rollover funds to acquire Enviva Holdings, the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets
  • Riverstone in launching Vista Oil & Gas, the first Mexican SPAC (US$650 million IPO)
  • The Carlyle Group in raising and deploying US$2 billion fund Carlyle International Energy Partners

Thought Leadership

  • Investment Funds: Sun Capital Reversal Offers Important Takeaways Regarding Portfolio Company Pension Liabilities -  December 03, 2019
  • Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments -  March 26, 2018
  • Private Equity Coinvestment -  July 01, 2016
  • Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments -  February 09, 2016
  • Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments -  February 26, 2015
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • JD, Stetson University, 2008
    summa cum laude
  • BA, Stetson University, 2005
    summa cum laude
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
  • Investment Funds
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Regulatory