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Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes 24 Katten Practices and 49 Attorneys

Six New Practice Designations Included in Rankings
Firm News | May 24, 2013

(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that 24 of the firm’s practices and 50 attorneys have been recognized as leaders in the industry in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Katten’s Climate Change (National), Insolvency and Restructuring (California and Illinois), Environmental (District of Columbia), Entertainment and Media Litigation (California) and Entertainment and Media Transactions (California) practices received new designations, and 11 Katten attorneys received either new or elevated rankings in their respective practice areas.

“These rankings show the growth in breadth and depth of Katten’s practice areas and of the firm overall,” said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner. “This is a tribute to our tremendously talented attorneys and their dedication to excellent client service.” 

Katten’s highest rankings were given in the category of Real Estate – Illinois and Real Estate: Finance – North Carolina. Partners Gregory K. Brown, Michael R. Callahan, J. Hayden Harrell, Daniel S. Huffenus, Alvin Katz, Chuck Knauss, Floyd A. Mandell, Laura Keidan Martin and Joshua Rubenstein received the highest individual rankings in their respective practice areas. Additionally, Herbert S. Wander, a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice, and Peter F. Nadel, of counsel to the firm, were named “Senior Statesmen.” Frank E. Arado, a partner in Katten’s Real Estate practice, was again named an “Up and Coming” attorney.

Katten’s newly ranked practices were praised for their exceptional client service.  Chambers USA quotes a client of the firm’s national Climate Change practice as saying, “They’re extremely strategic; they understand the big picture and know how an individual piece of litigation or regulation fits into a broader whole, and they’re extremely good at moving from strategy to tactics.” 

Of the firm’s Insolvency and Restructuring practice, Chambers USA notes, “Katten Muchin enters the rankings on the back of extremely strong praise for its expertise in representing major financial institutions and creditors, and the impressive recent growth of its Californian bankruptcy team.” Clients describe attorneys in the Insolvency and Restructuring practice as being “Very responsive and attentive to our client needs.” Of the Environmental practice, sources assert, “We have been highly impressed with the firm. All of the attorneys we’ve dealt with have been attentive, responsive and very knowledgeable.” Chambers USA distinguishes the Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, saying, “This firm has an impressive bench, and is commended for its teamwork and cohesive approach,” and clients describe the Entertainment and Media Transactions practice as “High quality. Attorneys with more specialized knowledge of media and entertainment than the big firms.”

Katten was recognized in the following categories in the 2013 Chambers USA guide: 


  • Capital Markets: Securitization
  • Climate Change
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Real Estate
  • Securities: Litigation
  • Sports Law
  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance
  • Wealth Management


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Media & Entertainment Litigation
  • Media & Entertainment Transactional

District of Columbia

  • Environmental


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

New York

  • Healthcare

North Carolina

  • Real Estate: Finance

Katten attorneys recognized in the 2013 Chambers USA guide include:

Antitrust (Illinois)

  • Andrew G. Klevorn
  • Laura Keidan Martin

Banking and Finance (Illinois)

  • Michael A. Jacobson
  • Stuart P. Shulruff

Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing (Nationwide)

  • Timothy J. Lynes

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California)

  • Craig A. Barbarosh
  • William B. Freeman

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)

  • Kenneth J. Ottaviano
  • John P. Sieger

Capital Markets: Securitization (Nationwide) 

  • Chris DiAngelo
  • Joseph P. Topolski

Corporate/M&A (Illinois)

  • Howard S. Lanznar
  • Herbert S. Wander

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Illinois)

  • Kenneth W. Miller
  • Walter S. Weinberg

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Nationwide)

  • Gregory K. Brown

Environment: Litigation (Illinois)

  • Nancy J. Rich

Environment (District of Columbia)

  • Steven P. Solow

Healthcare (Illinois)

  • Michael R. Callahan
  • W. Kenneth Davis, Jr.
  • D. Louis Glaser
  • Laura Keidan Martin

Healthcare (New York)

  • Peter F. Nadel
  • Joseph V. Willey

Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)

  • Michael R. Callahan
  • Peter F. Nadel

Intellectual Property (Illinois)

  • Floyd A. Mandell
  • Timothy J. Vezeau

International Trade: Customs (Nationwide)

  • Mark S. Zolno

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

  • Henry Bregstein

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Illinois)

  • Gregory K. Brown

Litigation: Securities (California)

  • Bruce G. Vanyo

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Illinois)

  • Gil M. Soffer
  • Sheldon T. Zenner

Media & Entertainment: Litigation (California)

  • David Halberstadter
  • Gail Migdal Title

Media & Entertainment: Transactional (California)

  • Michael S. Hobel

Real Estate (California)

  • Benzion J. Westreich

Real Estate (District of Columbia)

  • Wendy Fields

Real Estate (Illinois)

  • David J. Bryant
  • David R. Dlugie
  • Alvin Katz
  • Mark C. Simon

Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina)

  • Frank E. Arado
  • J. Hayden Harrell
  • Daniel S. Huffenus

Sports Law (Nationwide)

  • Adam R. Klein

Tax (Illinois)

  • Sheldon I. Banoff
  • Saul E. Rudo

Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)

  • Thomas E. Healey
  • Timothy J. Lynes

Wealth Management: Eastern Region (Nationwide)

  • Joshua Rubenstein

Chambers and Partners’ staff of full-time researchers prepares legal directories that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The United States guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading lawyers and firms in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country.Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.

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