Paul F. Sheridan, Jr.

Paul Sheridan is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Executive 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. 

Law360 honored Mr. Sheridan with the 2012 Private Equity MVP award, which acknowledges “attorneys whose achievements in major litigation or transactions have set a new standard for accomplishment in corporate law.” He is recognized in the 2014 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list and recommended by Legal 500 for his M&A work. He has been ranked in Chambers USA as a top Corporate M&A and Private Equity lawyer (2011-current) and in 2009 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), Revolution and Fountainvest, 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.