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Katten Lands 14 Practices and 37 Attorneys in Chambers USA Guide

Firm News | June 12, 2009

CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that 14 of its practices rank among the nation’s best in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and 37 of its attorneys are recommended as leaders in their respective fields, an increase of six over last year’s 31 ranked attorneys.  In addition, Chicago-based partner Laura Keidan Martin secured spots within two different practice areas: Healthcare and Antitrust.

Katten received Chambers’ highest ranking in the category of Real Estate-Illinois.  In addition, Herbert S. Wander, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice, was recognized in the guide as a “Senior Statesman,” while Intellectual Property partner Manotti L. Jenkins was recognized as an “Up and Coming” lawyer.  Michael R. Callahan, Peter F. Nadel, Floyd A. Mandell, Gregory K. Brown, Bruce G. Vanyo and Joshua S. Rubenstein also achieved Chambers’ highest ranking in their respective areas of practice.

“It is gratifying in each year the guide has come out that we have had more attorneys listed than in the previous year,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s National Managing Partner.  “Our increase from 31 attorneys last year to 37 this year is significant, and we are honored that clients and peers think so highly of our firm and its attorneys to recommend us for inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide every year.”

The firm’s practices receiving top rankings in this year’s guide include:


  • Wealth Management
  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance


For Illinois:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Tax


For New York:           

  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

For California:

  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Katten’s 37 attorneys in this year’s rankings include 26 from the firm’s Chicago office; four from the Los Angeles office; four from New York; two from Washington; and one from Charlotte. 

Leading attorneys from the Chicago office are: Michael A. Jacobson and Stuart P. Shulruff for Banking & Finance; David J. Bryant, David R. Dlugie, Mark C. Simon and Andrew D. Small for Real Estate; Howard S. Lanznar and Herbert S. Wander for Corporate/M&A; Kenneth W. Miller, Brian F. Richards and Walter S. Weinberg for Corporate/M&A: Private Equity; Manotti L. Jenkins, Floyd A. Mandell and Timothy J. Vezeau for Intellectual Property; Laura Keidan Martin for both Antitrust and Healthcare; Michael R. Callahan, W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., D. Louis Glaser and Steven R. Olson for Healthcare; Sheldon I. Banoff and Reid A. Mandel for Tax; Nancy J. Rich for Environment: Litigation; Sheldon T. Zenner for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; and Gregory K. Brown for Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation.  

From the Los Angeles office: Bruce G. Vanyo was recommended for Litigation: Securities; Gail Migdal Title for Media & Entertainment: Litigation; Michael S. Hobel for Media & Entertainment: Transactional; and Benzion Westreich for Real Estate.

From the New York office: Peter F. Nadel was recommended for Healthcare; Henry Bregstein nationally for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds; Lawrence D. Eisenberg for Real Estate; and Joshua S. Rubenstein nationally for Wealth Management: Eastern Region.

From the Washington office: Wendy L. Fields for Real Estate; and Timothy J. Lynes nationally for Transportation: Aviation: Finance.

From the Charlotte office: Daniel S. Huffenus for Real Estate.

The following is a breakdown of the firm’s attorneys listed by practice area:


Joshua S. Rubenstein


Henry Bregstein



Timothy J. Lynes



David J. Bryant (ILLINOIS)

David R. Dlugie (ILLINOIS)

Lawrence D. Eisenberg (NEW YORK)


Daniel S. Huffenus (NORTH CAROLINA)

Mark C. Simon (ILLINOIS)

Andrew D. Small (ILLINOIS)

Benzion Westreich (CALIFORNIA)



Sheldon I. Banoff

Reid A. Mandel



Michael R. Callahan (ILLINOIS) 

W. Kenneth Davis, Jr. (ILLINOIS)

D. Louis Glaser (ILLINOIS)

Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)

Peter F. Nadel (NEW YORK)

Steven R. Olson (ILLINOIS)



Michael A. Jacobson

Stuart P. Shulruff


Manotti L. Jenkins

Floyd A. Mandell

Timothy J. Vezeau



Howard S. Lanznar

Herbert S. Wander


Kenneth W. Miller

Brian F. Richards

Walter S. Weinberg


Bruce G. Vanyo (CALIFORNIA)

Sheldon T. Zenner (ILLINOIS)



Gregory K. Brown (ILLINOIS)



Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)


Nancy J. Rich



Gail Migdal Title


Michael S. Hobel


Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969.  Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession.  Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares renowned directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations amongst peers and clients.  The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003.  The sixth annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is based on in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel.  For more information about Chambers and Partners, visit

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