Based in Washington, D.C., Karishma Shah Page is a member of the firm's public policy and law practice. Karishma concentrates her practice on federal legislative and regulatory policy, focusing on tax, financial services, health care, retirement, and employee benefits issues. She has extensive experience working on a variety of legislation, such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Affordable Care Act. She also works on related rulemaking and regulatory activity.
Karishma 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.
Karishma counsels clients with respect to the key legislative and regulatory developments that impact their operations. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, trade and member associations, and tax-exempt entities. Karishma also advises clients on the intersection between social responsibility initiatives and the policy debate.
Karishma 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.
Prior to joining the firm, Karishma worked as a lobbyist and policy analyst for a government relations firm based in Michigan. She 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.
Karishma was a summer associate with the firm in 2007.
- Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice - DCA Live Award (2020)
- Nominee, Professional Women in Advocacy - Excellence in a Federal Issue Campaign Award (2017)
- Nominee, Professional Women in Advocacy - Excellence in Advocacy by an Up and Coming Practitioner Award (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Special Counsel, Secretary, and Director, Board of Directors, Truman Center for National Policy
- Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Will on the Hill, Shakespeare Theatre Company
- Host Committee, Campaign for Fair Sentencing Healing & Hope Annual Dinner
- Outreach Committee Co-Chair, Tax Coalition
- Tax Council
- Women in Housing & Finance
- "Takeaways And Next Steps After FSOC's Climate Risk Report," Law360, 22 November 2021
- The 2020 Election and the Health Policy Landscape Post-COVID-19, Journal of Health Care Compliance, July-August 2020
- Karishma frequently authors and co-authors alerts and articles on tax, healthcare, and financial services policy issues and is a popular speaker at relevant conferences.
- Quoted, “Lobbyists Descend on New Congress: Five Takeaways on Q1 Reports,” Bloomberg Government, 25 April 2023
- Quoted, “Brownstein Leads As Lobby Shops Report Strong 1st Quarter,” Law360, 21 April 2023
- Quoted, “Divided government isn’t slowing down K Street (Excerpts),” Politico.com, 21 April 2023
- Quoted, “Akin Gump, Brownstein, K&L Gates and Holland See Gush in Lobbying Revenue,” The National Law Journal, 21 April 2023
- Quoted, “Lobbying firms start strong after record $4-billion haul in 2022,” The Hill, 20 April 2023
- Quoted, “Brownstein Hyatt Tops Rivals in Big Year for DC Lobbying Shops (Excerpt),” Bloomberg Law, 24 January 2023
- Quoted, “Lobbying gold rush may persist despite divided Congress,” The Hill, 23 January 2023
- Quoted, “Lobbying Shops Report Another Record Year In DC,” Law360, 23 January 2023
- Mentioned, “My Reply To The Letter From Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-4) I Didn’t Get,” Forbes, 18 December 2022
- Mentioned, “My New Year’s Resolution To Republican Politicians Regarding ESG,” Forbes.com, 1 January 2023
- Mentioned, “My Personal Thanks To SFOF For Their Commitment To DE&I (Excerpt),” Forbes.com, 19 November 2022
- Mentioned, “Thanksgiving Day Memo To Florida Governor Ron DeSantis,” Forbes.com, 23 November 2022
- Quoted, "The lame-duck lobbying dash is on," Politico.com, 11 November 2022.
- Quoted, "Surge of lobbying activity fueled K Street in late 2021," RollCall.com, ModestoBee.com, IslandPacket.com, DailyRepublic.com, and Politico.com, 21 January 2022.
- Quoted, "Another record year for K Street," Politico.com, 21 January 2022.
- Quoted, "$1T Infrastructure Package To Drive Big Work In BigLaw," Law360, 7 January 2022.
- Mentioned, "Takeaways And Next Steps After FSOC's Climate Risk Report," Law360, 22 November 2021.
- Quoted, "K Street revenues boom," TheHill.com and MSN.com, 20 October 2021.
- Quoted, "As Millions Face Eviction, Just 6.5% of Emergency Aid Has Been Distributed," TheFiscalTimes.com and YahooFinance.com, 22 July 2021.
- Quoted, "Democrats unlock another go at reconciliation," Politico.com, 7 April 2021.
- Quoted, "After 2020 tumult, K Street turns to possible deals on Capitol Hill," RollCall.com, 22 January 2021.
- Quoted, "Lobbying Firms Thrived in 2020 Bolstered by Virus Aid Advocacy," BloombergGovernment.com, 22 January 2021.
- Quoted, "Budget reconciliation becomes new buzzword on K Street," Politico.com, 8 January 2021.
- Quoted, "K Street adjusts for Democratic Senate," RollCall.com, 7 January 2021.
- Quoted, "The Retirement Policies Biden Would Push as President," Ignites.com, 8 October 2020.
- Quoted, "Business groups start gaming out a Biden administration," TheHill.com and MSN.com, 23 September 2020.
- Quoted, "Retirement Advisers Seek ‘Band-Aid Guidance’ on New SECURE Act," BloombergLaw.com, 10 January 2020.
- Mentioned, "Wake Up Call: Gender Balance Off at Solicitors Office as Female Lawyers Exit, " Bloomberg Big Law Business, 8 January 2020.
- Mentioned, "Boxer heads to Mercury," Politico.com, 7 January 2020.
- Interview, "Gearing up for a chaotic year," The Hill, 7 January 2020.
- Mentioned, "Church Group Urges IRS To Maintain Filing Exemption," Law360 Tax Authority, 16 December 2019.