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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our world, stay up to date on Katten’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center. The latest legal news, firm event information and more will be featured as it's released. 

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional

Katten, in partnership with legal aid agencies Southern Legal Counsel and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, achieves a powerful victory in a First Amendment case for a pro bono homeless client in Florida, ruling that certain Florida statutes violated the client’s First and Fourteenth amendment rights.

Katten Represents Utopia Global in Sale to Prometheus Group

Katten represented Utopia Global, a cutting-edge software company, in its sale to Prometheus Group, a global provider of asset management operations and optimization software, which will help Utopia Global extend its reach, capabilities and coverage into new areas.

Katten Represents Cubii in a Strategic Growth Investment from Gridiron Capital

Katten represented Fitness Cubed, a creator of innovative fitness equipment and wellness solutions, in a strategic growth investment from Gridiron Capital, an investment firm focused in the area of health and wellness, which will help Fitness Cubed improve its brand and expand its products and team.

Katten Assists Jade Bird Fire in Its Strategic Investment in Finsecur SAS

Attorneys from Katten's Shanghai office represented Jade Bird Fire Co., a widely renowned fire safety system company, in an investment closing through its Canadian subsidiary in Finsecur SAS, a leading French manufacturer of fire security products.

Creative Thinkers

Kimberly Smith Talks to Business Insider About Acceleration of Private Equity Deal Activity

Katten's co-chair and partner of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices Kimberly Smith spoke to Business Insider about the growing urgency for private equity firms to get deals done before the end of the year due to fears of a potential tax rate increase in 2021.

Cathy Yoon Featured in The Glass Hammer

Financial Markets and Funds special counsel Cathy Yoon was profiled in The Glass Hammer and shared her career advice and the importance of having an open mind for finding opportunity.

Increasing Diversity in the Financial Services Industry

Carl Kennedy wrote an article for Bloomberg Law that explores the lack of diversity in both the financial services industry and the legal community and offers suggestions on how to build and nurture diversity and inclusion at law firms.

Katten UK Recognized in Chambers UK 2021

Katten was recognized in the Real Estate and Hotels & Leisure categories in the 2021 edition of Chambers UK, along with London managing partner Peter Sugden, Transactional Tax Planning partner Charlotte Sallabank and Insolvency and Restructuring partner Prav Reddy, who were recognized as notable practitioners in both fields.

Inclusive Approach

Katten's Stance on Racial Injustice

As a community, we have watched with heavy hearts and troubled minds as the recent manifestations of racial injustice have played out on the national stage. While we have always stood in solidarity with the black and brown communities that face these injustices, we have been less vocal than the cause requires. No longer.

Katten Recognized for its Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Katten earned a spot on the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index, which measures best practices in the recruitment, retention and advancement of people from underrepresented groups; inclusive corporate culture; and workforce demographic data.

Katten Honored Among Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother

Katten earned a spot on Working Mother’s 13th annual "Best Law Firms for Women" list, recognizing firms with best practices in finding, retaining, promoting and developing women attorneys.

Diversity is a reality. Inclusion is a choice.

We choose inclusion.

We are committed to having the brightest lawyers on our team, and we recognize that the best talent is diverse in many ways, including gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, and ability.

Recognizing that our attorneys are at the heart of our business

If you're seeking to join a firm where you can enjoy exceptional career opportunities, as well as the resources to help you take your personal and professional goals to the next level, take a closer look at Katten.

Pro Bono at Katten

"At Katten, we believe we have the professional responsibility to advocate for people who have no one in their corner. We are committed to providing pro bono legal services because everybody wins - our neighbors, our communities, our attorneys, or firm."
- Roger Furey, Chairman

Case Studies

Marathon Music Royalties Dispute Ends in Estate Victory

Zia F. Modabber, Managing Partner of Katten’s California offices and leader of Katten’s Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, Partner Tami Kameda Sims and Associate Leah E.A. Solomon, along with co-counsel at Kinsella Weitzman and Greines Martin, successfully represented Michael Jackson’s Estate in a seven-year long dispute over royalties from Jackson’s albums Off The Wall, Thriller, and Bad.

Successful Defense of Infringement Claim

Intellectual Property partner Floyd Mandell and associate Julia Mazur won a crucial victory for client PepsiCo’s Gatorade in a landmark federal trademark case that was named one of the top ten IP decisions of 2019 by legal periodical Law 360. The case involves the fair use doctrine and establishes an important precedent for future trademark disputes.

Navigating a Critical Joint Venture Transaction

Attorneys in the Health Care and Corporate practices, in the Dallas office, represented Genesis Physicians Group in a joint venture transaction with Innovista Health Solutions.

Fannie Mae: Expanding Securities Offerings

When Fannie Mae undertook to offer REMIC-eligible credit risk transfer securities, it turned to an international and interdisciplinary team of Katten professionals to accomplish that goal.