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Leading in a Time of Crisis: Katten's 2020 Pro Bono Annual Review

During this challenging year, Katten has demonstrated our continued commitment to the welfare of others. From protecting health care workers battling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and securing emergency release for medically vulnerable prisoners, to defending asylum seekers and protesters in the wake of a national call for social justice, our attorneys are meeting the needs of our time. We are proud to share more about these efforts in our 2020 Pro Bono Annual Review.

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. 

Representing a Well-Being Snacking Company

In a deal demonstrating the growing trend for healthy snacks, Katten represented Hu Master Holdings LLC, a fast-growing, well-being snacking company that makes award-winning, Paleo chocolate bars, in its sale to Mondelez International, global snack food giant and maker of Oreo Cookies and Ritz crackers.

Katten Team Successfully Obtains Acquittal for Doctor on Health Care Fraud Charges

Katten successfully represented a Mississippi doctor who was found not guilty on seven of eight counts of alleged health care and wire fraud.

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.

Creative Thinkers

National Law Journal Honors David Crichlow as a Litigation Trailblazer

National Commercial Litigation chair David Crichlow was named a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal for furthering diversity in Am Law 100 firms.

Katten Again Named Law Firm of the Year for Its Private Wealth Practice

Katten's Private Wealth practice received the Citywealth Magic Circle Award in the Law Firm of the Year – USA category.

Katten Scores High on "Best Law Firms" 2021 List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Katten was included in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in recognition of professional excellence as reflected in the consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

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.

Inclusive Approach

Katten Selected Among "2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women"

Katten was named one of the "2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women" by Working Mother Media, and was listed among the top 75 workplaces for women who want to advance through the corporate ranks.

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.

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.