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Kathleen Ziga

Dechert LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Kathleen Ziga has a diverse practice that focuses on the ERISA and the tax aspects of financial products and advises plan sponsors, fund managers, and financial institutions on pension- and fiduciary-related matters.

She has worked extensively with investment companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, transfer agents, trust companies, banks, insurance companies, and other clients in the financial services industry on ERISA fiduciary and other issues. She advises both investors and investment managers on the tax, ERISA, and other regulatory aspects of pension investment and private investment funds.

She regularly represents pension plans, endowments, charitable trusts, foundations, and funds of funds as investors. She has also been engaged as special counsel with regard to private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and real estate funds.

She has been recognized as among the "Women Leaders in the Law" by the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Bar Weekly in the ERISA area and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Professional Activities
She is a frequent speaker on tax and ERISA matters at seminars and conferences. She is a former chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section and a current member of several committees of the American Bar Association Business Law and Tax Sections.

Michigan State University, B.A., 1969, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Michigan, M.A., 1970; J.D., 1977

Bar and Court Admissions
Member, Pennsylvania Bar
Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court


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