Rachel Sheridan, a partner in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices, 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 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 and targets and sponsors in SPAC 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 currently serves as Chair of Latham’s Income Partner and Counsel Committee.

Representative clients include:

  • Onex Corporation
  • The Carlyle Group
  • One Rock Capital Partners
  • Morgan Stanley
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Barclays
  • Bank of America
  • Teladoc, Inc.
  • Opendoor
  • Talkspace
  • DXC Technology
  • Grosvenor Capital Management
  • Virgin Galactic
  • Allison Transmission
  • Embark Trucks
  • ARGO

Recent SPAC transactions include:

  • Ginkgo Bioworks in its US$16.7 billion merger with Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp., a SPAC
  • Embark Trucks in its US$4.25 billion merger with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC
  • Virgin Orbit in US$3.2 billion merger with NextGen Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC
  • Bird Rides in its US$2.3 billion merger with Switchback II Corporation, a SPAC
  • Aspiration Partners in its pending US$2.3 billion merger with InterPrivate III Financial Partners Inc., a SPAC
  • Starry in its US$1.66 billion merger with FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp., a SPAC
  • Talkspace in its US1.4 billion merger with Hudson Executive Investment Corp., a SPAC
  • Transfix in its pending US$1.1 billion merger with G Squared Ascend I, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of G Squared
  • Opendoor in its US$4.8 billion merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. II, a SPAC
  • Grosvenor Capital Management in its US$2 billion merger with CF Finance Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald 
  • Clarivate Analytics in its US$4.3 billion merger with Churchill Capital, a SPAC
  • KLDiscovery in its US$800 million combination with Pivotal Acquisition Corp., a SPAC
  • Capitol Investment Corp. V, a SPAC, in its pending US$3 billion merger with Doma, formerly known as States Title
  • Capitol Investment Corp. IV, a SPAC, in its US$1.1 billion merger with Nesco Holdings
  • Capitol Acquisition Corp. III, a SPAC, in its US$2.4 billion merger with Cision

Recent IPO experience includes:

  • Sportradar
  • Lemonade
  • AZEK Building Products
  • 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





























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

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1998
  • BA, University of Virginia, 1994
June 1, 2022Recognition

Three Partners Again Named Top Women in Dealmaking

The Deal honors Alex Kelly, Caroline Reckler, and Rachel Sheridan for their exceptional professional achievements in M&A, restructuring, and private equity while maintaining strong client relationships and leadership in and out of the boardroom. 

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January 27, 2021Recognition

Three Partners Named Top Women in Dealmaking

The Deal recognizes Alex Kelly, Rachel Sheridan, and Caroline Reckler for their exceptional professional achievements in M&A, private equity, and restructuring and commitment to mentorship, advancing gender diversity, and thought leadership.