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
- 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.
- Interview, "Gearing up for a chaotic year," The Hill, 7 January 2020