Amy R. Rigdon

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
Profile Experience

Amy Rigdon is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where she represents fund sponsors in fundraising and operating traditional private equity funds as well as non-traditional investment funds, including special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and collective investment trusts.

Ms. Rigdon’s core areas of practice are:

  • Raising new private investment funds and co-investment vehicles in the US, Latin America, Canada, and Europe
  • Structuring internal sponsor arrangements and negotiating key personnel departures
  • Negotiating with strategic investors around the world
  • Structuring portfolio company acquisitions and divestitures, co-investment programs, and management equity arrangements
  • Advising on complex compliance issues that arise throughout the life of the fund

Ms. Rigdon’s experience includes representing:

  • Energy Capital Partners in raising US$5.5 billion consortium fund to acquire Calpine Corporation
  • 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)
  • StepStone Real Estate in raising US$1.4 billion for its fourth flagship fund, exceeding the US$1 billion target, and simultaneously raising multiple coinvestment vehicles
  • The Carlyle Group in raising and deploying US$2 billion fund Carlyle International Energy Partners 
Recognition Highlights

Named a Rising Star by Washington D.C. SuperLawyers 2018 in Securities & Corporate Finance

Thought Leadership

Ms. Rigdon regularly speaks and authors on investment funds, institutional investing and securities issues, including:

  • “Private Equity Coinvestment,” Global Investment Funds: A Practical Guide to Structuring, Raising and Managing Funds (July 2016)
  • “Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments” (March 2018, February 2016, and March 2015)
  • “Drawbacks to Clawbacks: Innocent Victim or Windfall Recipient?” ABA Business Law Section’s Young Lawyer Committee Newsletter (January 2011)     
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