Angela Roxas LaVigne is a knowledge management lawyer in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where she has practiced law since joining the firm in 2003. She represents commercial and investment banks in leveraged finance transactions, including project financings, acquisition financings, bridge lending and loan commitments, and other secured lending transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. LaVigne was a senior associate in the tax and business advisory services group at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Ms. LaVigne's representative matters include:

  • Deutsche Bank - Represented Deutsche Bank, as administrative agent and collateral agent, for a US$3.9 billion senior secured bank financing, including asset-based and term loan facilities, for the acquisition of The Hertz Corporation.
  • Credit Suisse - Represented Credit Suisse, as arranger and administrative agent, for senior secured credit facilities for a cross-border acquisition of the Raffles hotels and resorts, and as sole book-running manager in a US$450 million senior secured bond offering for Playtex Products, Inc.
  • Calyon - Represented Calyon, as administrative agent, in first- and second-lien credit facilities for the development and construction of a power plant in Astoria, Queens.
  • Goldman Sachs - Represented Goldman Sachs in the financing of senior secured bridge loans for the launch of a film production company, The Weinstein Company.

Ms. LaVigne is the author of "Questions Unanswered: The Fifth Amendment and Innocent Witnesses," which appeared in 93 J. Crim. L. & Criminology, 259 (2002).

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2003
  • BBA, University of Michigan, 1997