Kerry Berchem Named to The American Lawyer’s "45 Under 45" List of Top Female Lawyers

(New York, New York) – The American Lawyer has named corporate partner Kerry E. Berchem of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as one of “the best young women lawyers in The Am Law 200.” 

In choosing its list of 45 “remarkable women lawyers” under the age of 45 who “have already built stellar reputations in their practice areas,” the magazine sought women “leading billion-dollar deals or financings, first-chairing high-stakes litigation, arguing appeals, or managing important firm clients.”  

Robin Sparkman, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer, said, “This is not a watch list of future stars – these women have arrived and are thriving.”

The magazine cited Ms. Berchem’s longtime representation of reinsurer Max Capital Group Ltd., including her work in structuring Max at its formation, taking the company public in 2001 and advising it in 2010 on its $3 billion merger with Harbor Point Limited.

Ms. Berchem said, “I am very pleased to have been recognized by The American Lawyer.  Of course, no individual’s success is truly one’s own.  I am surrounded by terrific talent and support at Akin Gump and count the entire team as key players in obtaining this honor.”

A co-leader of Akin Gump’s corporate practice and a member of the firm’s management committee, Ms. Berchem advises companies’ boards of directors and private equity and hedge funds on mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments; capital markets transactions; corporate governance matters; and reorganizations and recapitalizations.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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