Kerry E. Berchem

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Kerry E. Berchem

Kerry E. Berchem

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Biography

* Trusted advisor to boards of directors and C-suites.
* than 25 years of merger and acquisition (M&A), securities and governance experience.
* Go-to advisor to postrestructured companies and on tax-driven transactions.

Practice

Kerry Berchem is outside general counsel and strategic advisor to public companies. Clients rely on her judgment and business acumen to manage risk, solve problems and create value.

Kerry has a long history of helping companies that have emerged from a bankruptcy or out-of-court restructuring establish their governance programs, structure their financing and execute their business strategies.

She is a market leader in tax-driven transactions involving net operating losses (NOL). She has helped postrestructured companies in the financial services, reinsurance, manufacturing and other industries leverage their tax positions and execute multibillion-dollar transactions. She has structured several NOL-driven deals that have been replicated in the market.

Kerry has particular experience in the reinsurance sector. She has advised on the formation, capitalization, and sale of Cayman and Bermuda-based hedge fund-sponsored reinsurers, and has served as outside general counsel to Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE); WMIH Corp. (NASDAQ:WMIH); and Alterra Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:ALTE), among others.

She advises on:

* Corporate governance and securities compliance
* M&A
* Postrestructured company matters
* Tax-driven transactions.

She is a member of Akin Gump’s management committee and is the former chair of its corporate practice and audit committee.

Overview
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Number of Awards

9

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Kerry E. Berchem
Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1991
BA
Class of 1988

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Partner
Current

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provides legal services. It represents individuals and corporations in civil and criminal fraud investigations in which they face the potential loss of freedom and damage to their reputations. The company's areas of practice includes appellate, litigation, business & commercial litigation, dispute resolution, government contracts, internal investigations, labor and employment, oil and gas patent, trademark and copyright infringement, product liability and toxic tort securities litigation. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Current

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provides legal services. It represents individuals and corporations in civil and criminal fraud investigations in which they face the potential loss of freedom and damage to their reputations. The company's areas of practice includes appellate, litigation, business & commercial litigation, dispute resolution, government contracts, internal investigations, labor and employment, oil and gas patent, trademark and copyright infringement, product liability and toxic tort securities litigation. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Corporate Advisory Board
Current
Political Donations
$400
2000

Former Senator from New York

Transactions
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Lindsay Goldberg, LLC, Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC purchase Verso Androscoggin LLC from Verso Corp.

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Mr. Cooper Group, Inc. purchases Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc.

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U.S. Concrete, Inc. purchases Polaris Materials Corp.

Awards & Honors
2011
Chambers Global - World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate and M&A Transactions
2011
The American Lawyer - Top 45 Under 45 US Women Lawyers
2010
Chambers Global - World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate and M&A Transactions
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