Director of Business Development, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Kate Arganese is the director of business development for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s investment management and tax practices. For six years, Kate has helped the lawyers supporting the firm’s clients within the private equity and hedge funds industry grow their business through the development of sustainable skills in business development. Given her lawyers’ strong focus on the global private equity industry, Kate has substantial knowledge of the asset class, across a range of strategies, and experience in the development of client relationship and marketing initiatives focused on fund managers, sponsors and institutional investors With her eight years of experience in the legal industry, she has helped lawyers effectively develop and retain relationships with clients in multiple industries through the creation and implementation of multi-level, integrated client relations and project management initiatives, strategic individual and firm wide business development/marketing plans, the development of effective client proposals and supporting marketing documents and profile raising initiatives. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Kate was the marketing manager for the Denver office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, another Am Law 100 law firm.