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Karishma Shah Page

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.

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a Leading Lawyer for Government relations, 2024
  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Government Relations: Federal nationally, 2023-2024
  • 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
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  • Quoted, “Lobbyists reveal why and when major Washington companies hire outside firms,” Washington Business Journal, 5 July 2024
  • Quoted, “5 lobbying fights roiling Congress,” The Hill and Yahoo! News, 13 May 2024
  • Quoted, “Unfinished bills, tax law preparation push lobbying spending up,” Roll Call, Congressional Quarterly News, Law360, 23 April 2024
  • Quoted, “Meta, Chamber Boost Lobbying As Congress Debates Privacy and Tax,” Bloomberg Government, 23 April 2024
  • Quoted, “Aid package ready to flow,” CQ Budget Tracker, 24 April 2024
  • Mentioned, “What to Know in Washington: Lobbyists Hit Record Amid Tax Fight (Excerpt),” Bloomberg Government, 29 March 2024
  • Quoted, “Lobbying Spending Hits New Record With Tax, AI Issues Looming,” Bloomberg Law, 1 April 2024
  • Quoted, “K Street aims to break election year lull after strong 2023,” The Hill,, and Belleville News Democrat, 25 January 2024
  • Quoted, “Brownstein Tops $62M in 2023 Lobbying Revenue, as Big Law Lobbying Business Remains Lucrative,” The National Law Journal/, 25 January 2024
  • Quoted, “Big Law Lobbying Revenue Continued to Soar in 2023,” The National Law Journal, 29 December 2023
  • Quoted, “4 DC Lobbying Leaders Share Their Predictions For 2024,” Law360, 3 January 2024
  • Quoted, “Big Law Policy Practices Prepare For a Busy End of the Year,” The Legal Intelligencer,, 13 November 2023
  • Quoted, “Big Law Policy Practices Prepare for Busy End of Year,” The National Law Journal, 8 November 2023
  • Quoted, “K Street cashes in as clients navigate uncertainty,” The Hill,, and Yahoo! News, 25 October 2023
  • Quoted, “Big Law Lobbying Businesses See Slowdown in Earnings in Q3,” The National Law Journal, 20 October 2023
  • Quoted, “Law Firms Tout Strong Lobbying Before Speakerless House,” Bloomberg Law, 20 October 2023
  • Mentioned, “Brownstein Leads Q3 Lobbying Earnings As Slowdown Looms,” Law360, 20 October 2023
  • Quoted, “Brownstein Hyatt Ahead Again In Q2 Lobbying Revenues,” Law360 Pulse, 21 July 2023
  • Quoted, “US-China Tensions Drive Lobbying Work for D.C.’s Big Law Firms,” Bloomberg Law; The National Journal, 21 July 2023
  • Quoted, “Big Law Lobbying Business See Mixed Earnings in Second Quarter,” The National Journal, 20 July 2023
  • Quoted, “As Big Law Lobbying Revenue Soars, Law Firms Seek More Foreign Government Business,” The New Jersey Law Journal, 10 July 2023
  • Quoted, “K Street and D.C. lobbyists, the myth and the reality,” Washington Business Journal, 7 July 2023
  • Quoted, “As Big Law Lobbying Revenue Soars, Law Firms Seek More Foreign Government Business,” The National Law Journal, 29 June 2023
  • Quoted, “K&L Gates Lobbying Partners On 50 Years Of Industry Change,” Law360, 29 June 2023
  • Quoted, “Saudis, PGA add political muscle as Congress bears down (Excerpt)”, 22 June 2023
  • Quoted, “Lobbying Has Become Increasingly Complex With AI Being Front and Center,” The National Law Journal and, 21 June 2023
  • 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),”, 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,”, 1 January 2023
  • Mentioned, “My Personal Thanks To SFOF For Their Commitment To DE&I (Excerpt),”, 19 November 2022
  • Mentioned, “Thanksgiving Day Memo To Florida Governor Ron DeSantis,”, 23 November 2022
  • Quoted, "The lame-duck lobbying dash is on,", 11 November 2022.
  • Quoted, "Surge of lobbying activity fueled K Street in late 2021,",,,, and, 21 January 2022.
  • Quoted, "Another record year for K Street,", 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," and, 20 October 2021.
  • Quoted, "As Millions Face Eviction, Just 6.5% of Emergency Aid Has Been Distributed," and, 22 July 2021.
  • Quoted, "Democrats unlock another go at reconciliation,", 7 April 2021.
  • Quoted, "After 2020 tumult, K Street turns to possible deals on Capitol Hill,", 22 January 2021.
  • Quoted, "Lobbying Firms Thrived in 2020 Bolstered by Virus Aid Advocacy,", 22 January 2021.
  • Quoted, "Budget reconciliation becomes new buzzword on K Street,", 8 January 2021.
  • Quoted, "K Street adjusts for Democratic Senate,", 7 January 2021.
  • Quoted, "The Retirement Policies Biden Would Push as President,", 8 October 2020.
  • Quoted, "Business groups start gaming out a Biden administration," and, 23 September 2020.
  • Quoted, "Retirement Advisers Seek ‘Band-Aid Guidance’ on New SECURE Act,", 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,", 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.
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