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Kerry E. Berchem

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

New York, NY, USA

Kerry E. Berchem, co-head of Akin Gump's corporate practice and member of the firm's management committee, advises companies, including boards of directors, and financial services clients, including distressed, private equity and hedge funds, in (i) mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments; (ii) capital markets transactions; (iii) corporate governance matters and (iv) reorganizations and recapitalizations. In 2011, she was named to the American Lawyer's "45 Under 45" list, recognizing the top female lawyers in private practice. In 2010, she led one of the largest financial services mergers of the year.

As noted by Chambers USA, displaying "great business judgment," Kerry Berchem is recommended as "go-to counsel" on corporate matters. For ancillary advice outside of the M&A realm, one client stated: "She always finds the right person for the right issue." Her "unparalleled commitment to clients," was particularly noted by sources.

Ms. Berchem received her B.A. in 1988 from Yale University and her J.D. in 1991 from Tulane Law School. She is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars.

Ms. Berchem is named in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in the area of corporate / M&A (2006-2011). She serves on the Business Law Partner Advisory Board of Thomson Reuters Accelus.

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