Katrina L. Berishaj

Co-Chair, Fiduciary Governance


Katrina Berishaj


Katrina Berishaj advises financial services clients, including banks, trust companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, insurance companies and institutional investors, on issues arising under the fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to financial products, services and transactions. She assists corporate and governmental retirement plan sponsors on a broad range of issues concerning their fiduciary and non-fiduciary responsibilities. Katrina also advises on qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and executive and equity compensation arrangements.

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Representative Matters

Katrina’s experience includes the representation of:

  • Clincierge, a clinical trial concierge services provider, in an acquisition by Greenphire, an innovator of software solutions for clinical trials backed by one of the largest software investors in the world
  • Pacific Life in the sale of its third‐party credit asset management firm, Pacific Asset Management, LLC, which at closing managed over $20 billion, to Aristotle Capital Management, LLC
  • Berkshire Asset Management (BAM) in its sale of a minority stake to iM Global Partner, a leading global asset management network
  • a boutique alternative investment firm focused exclusively on the closed-end fund market, with restructuring a master-feeder hedge fund to add provisions for ERISA investors
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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2021 Class of Pathfinders


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Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Investment Management Regulatory Update Seminar,” Stradley Ronon
  • Presenter, “Financial Services Regulatory Workshop,” Stradley Ronon CLE
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