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Katten's IP Litigation Team Prevails at Trial, Securing Patent Win for Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Katten's Intellectual Property Litigation team secured a trial win regarding its client's generic alternative to Veletri, a pulmonary arterial hypertension drug. The Katten team included Intellectual Property Partners Deepro Mukerjee, Lance Soderstrom and Jitty Malik, along with Counsel Christopher West and Associate Jillian Schurr.

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Health Care: 9 Key Trends to Watch

Partner Kenya Woodruff, the Chair of the Health Care Practice, had a recent conversation with Nick Uehlecke from the Todd Strategy Group to discuss current trends in the health care industry. The two discussed numerous issues at play, including these nine highlights/trends they are watching closely.

Susan Light Guests on the Oyster Stew Podcast Discussing new SEC Rules for Market Participants to Become Registered

Partner and Broker-Dealer Regulation Co-Chair Susan Light appeared on the Oyster Stew podcast to discuss the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amendments to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Rules 15b9-1, 3a5-4 and 3a44-2, where the SEC increased the types of financial entities that must become registered.

Charlotte Sallabank Quoted by Multiple Publications on the Upcoming UK Spring Budget 2024

Tax Partner Charlotte Sallabank was quoted in several articles about the upcoming UK Spring Budget announcement and the anticipation surrounding its potential measures related to housing, taxation and more.

Stephen Morris Talks Mandatory Clearing for Treasuries with

Financial Markets and Funds Partner Stephen Morris spoke with for a recent article regarding the implementation of the SEC's sweeping clearing mandate for cash and repo transactions in US Treasuries.

Mitchel Pahl Quoted by on Aligning Existing Clawback Policies With New SEC Rule

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Partner Mitchel Pahl was quoted in an article by about the new SEC policy under the Dodd-Frank. Beginning December 1, 2023, the rule required public companies to comply if any incentive-based compensation is awarded due to "material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirement," or put simply, due to accounting errors or misconduct.

Paul Musser and Hilco VP Jamie Cote Discuss Market Trends, Impact of Remote Work and Bass Guitar

In the latest episode of the TMA Chicago Midwest Podcast, host Paul Musser speaks with Jamie Cote, a Vice President at Hilco Real Estate, where he uses both conventional and accelerated structured sales as well as auctions to aid clients in achieving their business goals.

Creative Thinkers

Carl Kennedy Profiled in's 'How I Made Practice Group Chair' Series

Partner and Financial Markets and Regulation Co-Chair Carl Kennedy was recently featured in's series "How I Made Practice Group Chair." The article highlights Carl's career path and how that has led him to become a successful derivatives regulatory attorney, a practice group leader and a champion for diversity at Katten.

Multiple Katten Partners Selected to Serve on 2024 Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards

Six Katten partners were tapped to serve on Law360 editorial advisory boards for banking, capital markets, FinTech, health care, international arbitration and securities. The board members provide feedback on coverage and insight on shaping future coverage.

Multiple Katten Attorneys Recognized by Mondaq's Autumn 2023 Thought Leadership Awards

Real Estate Partners Tim Little and Scott Vetri, along with Intellectual Property Senior Associate Sarah Simpson and Associate Tegan Miller-McCormack, were announced as winners in Mondaq's Autumn 2023 Thought Leadership Awards, which showcase the platform's top authors based on total readership between April and September 2023.

Katten Attorneys Recognized as Top Authors in 2024 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards

JD Supra recognized several Katten attorneys as part of the 2024 Readers' Choice Awards, including Partner Trisha Sircar, who was honored as a Top Author in the Data Privacy category. Additionally Partners Timothy Kirby, Timothy Lynes, Joe Payne and Charlotte Sallabank and Senior Associate Katya Harrison were also recognized.

Katten Expands London Financial Service Offerings with Trio of Laterals Focused on Investment Management

Katten is proud to welcome Financial Markets and Funds Partners Thomas Laurer and Ryan Hansen and Transactional Tax Planning Partner Daniel Lewin in London. The three advise established and emerging UK, US and international investment managers and family offices on their global operations, portfolio investments and other corporate transactions, including investment management group structuring and formation and marketing of hedge, private equity, venture capital and other private funds.

Katten Expands Litigation Team With Kevin Broughel in New York

Katten is proud to welcome seasoned litigator Kevin P. Broughel to the firm's Financial Markets Litigation and Enforcement practice as a partner in New York. Kevin focuses his practice in the areas of financial services, securities and shareholder disputes, fiduciary duty litigation and commercial litigation.

Katten Ranked as Leader in Chambers Global Guide 2024

The firm and its attorneys were ranked in the 2024 edition of Chambers Global Guide, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions around the world. Katten was ranked in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded; Capital Markets: Securitisation: ABS; Capital Markets: Securitisation: RMBS; Derivatives; and Hedge Funds.

Inclusive Approach

Citywealth Honors Katten and Key Private Wealth Partners With 2024 Powerwomen Awards

Katten and three partners were honored during Citywealth's 2024 Powerwomen Awards. Katten received a gold award for Best Employer in the Career Progression category, with Partner Ronni Davidowitz selected as Champion of the Year - USA, at the highest level, gold. Partner Kathryn von Matthiessen was honored with a gold award for Woman of the Year – USA and Partner Joshua Rubenstein, National Chair of the Private Wealth Department, was recognized as International Mentor of the Year, silver award.

Sarah Bates: From Manchester's Oxford Road to UK's Pension Powerhouse - A Journey of Success and Diversity

From her humble beginnings in Manchester's Oxford Road, Sarah Bates has gone on to carve out an impressive career in the UK's financial sector. In the latest episode of (mis)Conduct, Money & Reputation, we take a closer look at her journey, her contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and her perspective on the current state of asset management.

Leslie Minier, Kimberly Smith and Janet Hoffman Recognized by Crain's as Notable Women in Law

Corporate Partner and Chief Diversity Partner Leslie Minier, Global Corporate Department Chair Kimberly Smith and Senior Counsel and Pro Bono Counsel Janet Hoffman are honorees for this year's Crain's Chicago Business Notable Women in Law for how they are "making their mark on the law."

Katten Named Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion

Katten received a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023–2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's foremost benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

Katten Again Recognized for Seeking Greater Diversity and Inclusion

For the third consecutive year, Katten has been designated a Mansfield Certified Plus firm, signaling its continued commitment to diversify law firm leadership and foster a culture of belonging.

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.

Case Studies

Four Deals in One: Buyer Group Acquires Majority Stake in Charlotte Hornets

Sports and Sports Facilities Partner Daniel H. Render led a Katten team in representing the new majority owners of the Charlotte Hornets in their acquisition of a controlling interest in the team from basketball superstar Michael Jordan. The complex, high-value, high-stakes transaction meant the end of Jordan's 13-year majority ownership of the team.

The buyer group was led by Gabe Plotkin, a hedge fund founder and manager, and Rick Schnall, a private equity firm president, and included rapper J. Cole and country music artist Eric Church, as well as Dan Sundheim, Chris Shumway, Ian Loring, Dyal HomeCourt Partners, Andrew Schwartzberg and local Charlotte-based investors Amy Dawson and Damian Mills.

Pinstripes Bowls Onto National Experiential Dining Scene With NYSE Debut

In June of 2023, Northbrook, Illinois-based Pinstripes Inc., which at the time had 13 locations in eight states and Washington, DC, announced plans to go public with a large-scale expansion of its experiential dining and entertainment brand combining bistro, bowling, bocce and private event space. As part of its growth strategy, Pinstripes is filling holes left by disappearing big-box shopping mall anchors, revitalizing retail spaces with its brand of dining and entertainment and hosting events that range from company outings and birthday parties to weddings.

Tapped by Partner Christopher Atkinson, Co-Chair of Katten's Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, Capital Markets Partner Mark Wood led the legal team that helped Pinstripes go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Banyan Acquisition Corporation (Banyan). The deal, which closed at the end of 2023, valued Pinstripes at approximately $380 million, based upon a value of $10 ascribed to each SPAC share. The transaction included an equity investment of over $20 million directly in Pinstripes by Middleton Partners, a Chicago-based investment firm, and a debt investment of $50 million in the combined company by Oaktree Capital Management. The deal closed on schedule, with Pinstripes' common stock commencing trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 2, 2024.

First Independent Swap Data Repository Is Granted CFTC Registration

Financial Markets and Funds attorneys Carl Kennedy, James Brady, and Gary DeWaal led the team successfully guiding KOR — a trade data processing and management platform for derivatives markets — in its registration application with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The approval marked several firsts, the first registration for an independent and cloud-native swap data repository (SDR); the CFTC's first SDR registered in eight years; and the first SDR registration approval by the CFTC since the agency amended its SDR rules in 2020. The registration enabled KOR to provide full SDR service for all asset classes and client segments.

KOR claims it has created a uniquely modern, user friendly approach to complying with reporting obligations.

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.