Rachel Sheridan

Rachel is a partner in the Capital Markets Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Rachel focuses her practice on capital markets transactions, representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies, issuers, investment banks and public companies in a wide range of matters. She has extensive experience with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as buyout, liability management, restructuring and SPAC transactions. She also regularly counsels public companies regarding their public reporting obligations, corporate governance matters and other issues related to public company status.

This program is approved for CLE and CPD credit in the following states: Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. 

This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.

This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.

We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

IPO Readiness for In-House Counsel


Event Description

As companies gear up for an Initial Public Offering, in-house legal teams find themselves at the forefront of navigating complex regulatory landscapes, ensuring meticulous compliance, and managing multi-faceted legal challenges.


Join us on Monday, January 29th, at 12pm ET / 9am PT, for the next edition of our IHC Fundamentals Series, as Kirkland & Ellis LLP Corporate partner Rachel Sheridan will delve into the various aspects and considerations crucial for preparing a company to go public and provide an overview of the steps and strategies required to ensure a successful IPO process.


Key discussion topics include:

  • Financial Preparation: Guidelines on preparing historical financial statements, engaging auditors, developing robust financial planning and analysis functions, and ensuring compliance with public company standards.
  • Legal and Compliance: Addressing potential legal and compliance issues, evaluating global risk areas, and due diligence preparations.
  • Management and Board Considerations: Strategies for assessing and addressing gaps in the management team and board composition.
  • IPO Offering Timeline: An overview of the typical IPO timeline, highlighting critical milestones like organizational meetings, SEC submissions, and the drafting of registration statements.
  • Marketing, Pricing, and Aftermarket Management: Insights into identifying key investors, managing roadshows, and handling post-IPO stabilization and investor relations, and much more!



Who Should Attend

This program is designed for new and experienced in-house counsel who are directly involved or interested in the IPO process. Senior legal counsels, corporate attorneys, compliance officers, and legal executives whose roles intersect with financial reporting, compliance, risk management, and corporate governance, or who work closely with their organization’s executive team and board of directors, as well as those liaising with external legal and financial advisors, will find the insights shared in this webinar invaluable.


There is NO COST to attend this program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, Kirkland & Ellis LLP! If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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