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District 8


Kerry Berchem

Kerry Berchem

● 23-year Fairfield resident
● Partner with the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
● Advises on M&A, capital markets transactions, and corporate governance matters
● Chair of Akin’s corporate practice from 2008-2018
● Co-leader of the firm’s corporate governance and shareholder activism group, co-leader
of the firm’s ESG group, and member of the firm’s management committee
● RTM District 8 Representative; Legislation & Administrative Committee member and
secretary, 2017-2019
● Awards: Crain's Notable Women in the Law (2021), The Deal Top Women
Dealmakers/Activism (2021), Euromoney Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year Finalist (2021), Chambers USA leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2006-2021), New York Law Journal, New York Trailblazers (2018)
● Author of several articles and blogs relating to #metoo in M&A, ESG, securities, and corporate governance matters
● Fundraiser, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation
● Fairfield University, St. Ignatius Leadership Residential College Mentor (2019-present)
● Hamilton College Parent Leadership Council Member (2017- present)
● BA, History, Yale College; JD, Tulane
● Married to Craig Goos, mother of Carson, Ryan, and Matthew

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