Libby Ridley

Senior Counsel


Elizabeth “Libby” Ridley is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Libby is based in the firm’s Tampa office where she is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice.

Her practice mainly focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate governance, contract negotiations, and entity formation. Prior to joining Foley, Libby was an associate with another Tampa law firm where she represented and advised companies and their owners in a variety of commercial transactions and corporate matters.

Prior to attending law school, Libby worked as a financial analyst at a large corporate and investment bank in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Corporate Law (2022-2023)
  • Recognized, “Rising Star,” Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2019)
  • Recognized, “Legal Elite Up & Comer,” Florida Trend magazine (2017)


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)
    • Recipient, Book Awards in Income Taxation of Estate and Trusts, Securities Regulations, Secured Transactions, and Corporate Scandals and Crises
    • General board member, University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • University of Virginia (B.S., 2007)

Community Involvement

  • Advisory Board Member, The First Tee of Tampa Bay
  • Nominating Committee Member, University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Foundation, Tampa Region


  • Florida