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Kerry Berchem, with more than 25 years of M&A, securities and governance experience, is a trusted advisor to boards of directors and C-suites. She principally represents public and private companies, including pre- and post- organized companies, on transactional, special situations, business, operational and fiduciary matters. Ms. Berchem has particular expertise in complex, tax driven transactions. Recent matters include representing Verso Corp. in connection with a $400 million asset sale and hostile proxy contest, a private company in connection with a $1.2 billion asset acquisition and related financing, a public company in connection with its strategic review, and WMIH Corp. in connection with its $3.8 billion merger with Nationstar Holdings Inc. Ms. Berchem also acts as outside general counsel to several companies. She is currently a member of Akin Gump’s Management Committee and is the former chair of both the firm’s Corporate Practice and Audit and Finance Committee.

Professional Memberships

New York and Connecticut Bar Associations. Member, New York City Bar Association, M&A Committee


BA, Yale University (1988); JD Tulane University Law School (1991).