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Karishma Shah Page

Partner
+1.202.778.9128
Fax +1.202.778.9100

Based in Washington, D.C., Karishma Shah Page is a member of K&L Gates’ Public Policy and Law Practice. Ms. Page concentrates her practice on federal legislative and regulatory policy, focusing on tax, financial services, retirement, health care, and employee benefits issues. Ms. Page has extensive experience working on a variety of tax legislation, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, retirement legislation, the Affordable Care Act, and related rulemaking and regulatory activity.

Ms. Page develops and implements a variety of advocacy strategies to advance client objectives, both from a Congressional and administrative perspective. In particular, she leads complex, multi-faceted policy campaigns incorporating lobbying, coalitions and third-party advocates, grassroots/grasstops strategies, and traditional and new media. Additionally, she has experience building, managing, and working with coalitions. 

Ms. Page counsels clients with respect to the key legislative and regulatory developments that impact their operations. Ms. Page’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, trade and member associations, and tax-exempt entities. Ms. Page also advises clients on the intersection between social responsibility initiatives and the policy debate.

Ms. Page works closely on issues involving the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, House Financial Services Committee, Senate Banking Committee, House Education and the Workforce Committee, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senate Aging Committee, as well as the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and financial regulators.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Page worked as a lobbyist and policy analyst for a government relations firm based in Michigan. Ms. Page has also served as a legal clerk for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President, and the United States Agency for International Development, and an intern for the Tax-Exempt Organization Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

Ms. Page was a summer associate with the firm in 2007.

Achievements

  • Nominee, Professional Women in Advocacy - Excellence in Advocacy by an Up and Coming Practitioner Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Special Counsel, Secretary, and Director, Board of Directors, Truman Center for National Policy
  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Will on the Hill, Shakespeare Theatre Company
  • Tax Council
  • Tax Coalition
  • Women in Housing & Finance
Presentations/Panels
  • “Election 2016: Critical Issues for the Investment Management Industry,” K&L Gates Investment Management Roundtable Series, New York, NY, October 25, 2016
  • “Part I: The Department of Labor's new ‘conflict of interest rule,’” K&L Gates, New York, NY, May 4, 2016 
  •  “Careers in Government Relations,” South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC, Washington, DC, February 24, 2016
  • “Lobbying 101 Workshop,” University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor, MI, March 20, 2015