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Employers' Next COVID-19 Conundrum: To Mandate Vaccination, or Not to Mandate Vaccination?

With the COVID-19 vaccination underway in the US, Katten attorneys created a Q&A for employers considering whether to implement a mandatory employee vaccination policy and the various legal and practical factors to reflect on when deciding how to approach the issue.

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. 

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.

Raising $25 Million in Equity and Debt for Sales-Tech Company

Katten represented Mediafly, a sales-tech company the firm has represented since 2016 that provides software for making sales presentations more interactive, in raising $25 million in equity and debt. Initially negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mediafly has since prospered thanks to its tech-heavy customer base.

Creative Thinkers

Katten Taps Karen Nelson to Lead Charlotte Office

Known for her "ability to connect with people" and her "seemingly limitless energy," commercial real estate attorney Karen Nelson is the new managing partner of the firm's Charlotte office. Karen was recently recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as part of its 2021 Women in Business Achievement Awards program.

Katten Praised by Chambers Global in Banking & Finance, Derivatives, Hedge Funds and Securitisation

Katten attorneys Henry Bregstein, Gary DeWaal, Chris DiAngelo, Kevin Foley, Anna-Liza Harris and Howard Schickler and the Financial Markets and Funds, Private Credit and Structured Finance and Securitization practices were recently recognized in the 2021 edition of Chamber Global.

Gary DeWaal Shares Insight on New Leadership and New Priorities for the CFTC

Gary DeWaal, Financial Markets and Regulation chair, explores potential agenda items and enforcement priorities for the CFTC under the new Biden administration.

Susan Light Discusses GameStop Trader Violations With The Wall Street Journal

Susan Light, partner, spoke with The Wall Street Journal regarding potential enforcement actions against any registered representatives involved with touting stocks such as GameStop on social media.

Inclusive Approach

Katten Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign

Receiving a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Katten was designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

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 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.