Katten Muchin Rosenman Names Six New Capital Partners
July 21, 2005
CHICAGO – The Board of Directors of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that it has promoted six of its attorneys to capital partner. The attorneys are Chicago-based Leah J. Domitrovic, Adam R. Klein, Laura Keidan Martin, Kenneth J. Ottaviano and Pamela G. Smith; and Los Angeles-based Rik Toulon.
"Our election of these exceptional attorneys to capital partner is a testament to both their skill and dedication to consistently providing our clients with superior service," said Vincent A.F. Sergi, the Firm’s National Managing Partner.
The Firm’s new capital partners practice in the areas of Litigation, Corporate, Health Care, Bankruptcy and Entertainment and Media, and are based in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices.
Leah J. Domitrovic (Litigation) concentrates her practice on the defense of publicly traded companies, their boards and board committees and their directors and officers in securities actions, directors' and officers' liability actions, governmental and regulatory investigations, proceedings and litigation and corporate governance disputes arising from financial misstatements, restatements and other financial and accounting irregularities and improprieties. Her practice also includes internal corporate investigations and anti-fraud counseling.
Adam R. Klein (Corporate) concentrates his practice on representing issuers, investment banks and investors in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He also provides counseling to public companies in connection with required periodic disclosure, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, exchange offers, stockholder meetings, stock incentive plans, executive compensation, and complying with the federal securities laws and NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX rules. Mr. Klein has also represented companies, audit committees and executive officers in connection with financial restatements and SEC investigations. His practice also includes the representation of acquirers of sports franchises and the representation of several sports franchises with respect to a variety of sports-related matters, including player and coach issues, television, radio and Internet rights agreements, stadium matters, ticketing agreements and sponsorship and naming rights agreements.
Laura Keidan Martin (Health Care) focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, physician integration strategies, provider joint ventures and regulatory compliance. She has counseled hospitals, health care management companies, managed care entities, venture capital firms and a variety of other health care clients, helping them structure their affiliations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, marketing practices and management arrangements to meet state and federal regulatory requirements ranging from fraud and abuse to licensure requirements to HIPAA. She also has helped insurance company clients develop litigation strategies to combat health care fraud. As co-chair of the Firm’s Antitrust Practice Group, her antitrust practice extends from health care clients to those in high-tech and manufacturing industries. In addition to helping clients structure their operations, acquisitions and joint venture arrangements to minimize antitrust risk, Ms. Martin has represented numerous clients in their pre-merger reviews before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
Kenneth J. Ottaviano (Bankruptcy) concentrates his practice on corporate bankruptcies, restructurings and creditors' rights. He has extensive experience in representing commercial finance companies, banks and other institutional lenders in complex bankruptcy cases and loan restructurings. In addition to "offensive" DIP loan engagements, Mr. Ottaviano regularly represents lenders in "exit" financing transactions and "defensive" DIP loan situations. He also regularly represents borrowers and debtors-in-possession, as well as clients in debtor/creditor matters that include local and multi-jurisdictional "in court" and "out of court" assignments for the benefit of creditors, federal and state court receivership actions, Uniform Commercial Code sales and foreclosure proceedings.
Pamela G. Smith (Litigation) devotes her practice to the defense of public companies, directors and officers in securities cases, derivative actions, governmental and regulatory investigations and related litigation, corporate governance disputes and related matters. Her practice also includes anti-fraud counseling and serving as counsel to board committees in internal investigations. Ms. Smith is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits.
Rik Toulon (Entertainment and Media) represents major studios, independent production companies, television networks, video game publishers, toy creators/manufacturers, visual effects companies, investors, producers, writers, rights holders, and other institutional and individual clients in various transactions in connection with all aspects of the worldwide development, production, financing, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, music videos, video games, commercials and other entertainment content, and the exploitation of all related ancillary rights. He counsels on, structures and negotiates numerous types of transactions, including agreements for the acquisition and/or license of intellectual property rights; co-production agreements; license, distribution, revenue-sharing and output agreements; development and production agreements; single-picture and multi-picture financing agreements; film library acquisition agreements; agreements relating to equity investments in entertainment companies; joint venture agreements; publishing agreements; merchandising agreements; sponsorship and product placement agreements; promotion and endorsement agreements; and executive employment agreements. In addition, Mr. Toulon advises on significant entertainment/media mergers and acquisitions, most recently acting as lead entertainment counsel to NBC in its acquisition of Vivendi Universal Entertainment and to Sony in its acquisition of MGM.