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Jan Harris Cate

Los Angeles – Downtown Office

Jan Cate has broad experience in secured and unsecured debt financing, including acquisition financing, asset-based lending, leveraged lending, subordinated debt, trade finance, transactions involving real estate and first lien/second lien transactions. Her works spans many industries and types of businesses, including broadcast, satellite and other communications and media companies, food and other retail products, casinos and gaming, theaters, restaurants, health care facilities, agricultural companies, and religious and other nonprofit institutions.

Jan represents both borrowers and lenders in financial restructurings, workouts and debtor-in-possession (DIP) facilities. She also advises administrative agents, lenders and borrowers on structuring and documenting syndicated loans, “club deals” and single-bank transactions.

Prior to joining Katten, Jan was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she led the firm’s Los Angeles Finance Section. She was also a resident in Hong Kong, where she represented Bank of America, N.A., in a variety of international finance transactions.

Shown below is a selection of Jan’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2018
Turnaround Atlas, Gaming & Hospitality Turnaround of the Year (2012)
Super Lawyers, Southern California, 2004
Chambers USA - Top Ranked , 2012
Jan Harris Cate


  • JD, Boston University School of Law
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • California


Legal 500
Turnaround Atlas
Gaming & Hospitality Turnaround of the Year (2012)
Super Lawyers
Southern California, 2004
Chambers USA - Top Ranked
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  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • Ketchum Downtown YMCA, Board of Managers
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
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