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Katten Wins Record $19 Million+ Award for Client Windstream In False Advertising Case Arising Out Of Windstream's Chapter 11

Katten represented Windstream Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, who were awarded the largest compensatory sanction award ever issued by a bankruptcy court for violation of the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay.

ESG Issues Become Leading Concern for SEC and CFTC: SEC Warns Investment Advisers and Funds About ESG Disclosures

Katten attorneys highlight the SEC's and CFTC's increasing intent to play significant roles in the ESG space and what firms and their compliance professionals should do as that focus intensifies.

Businesses Must Prepare For Expansive AML Reporting of Beneficial Ownership Interests

Scott Resnik and Michael Rosensaft explore the AML Act, which requires corporations, limited liability companies and "similar entities" to report beneficial ownership information, and how it could force companies to disclose previously confidential business information to regulators, law enforcement and financial institutions.

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. 

Creative Thinkers

Katten Launches 2021 SPAC Survey Report

We are pleased to announce the launch of Katten's 2021 report: "SPAC to the Future: Despite Slowdown, SPACs Continue to Be Viewed as Favorable Investment Opportunities." The report reveals findings from two surveys that were conducted, the first of 80 investment professionals in March and the second of another 100 investment professionals in May, that showed 72 percent of investors working in private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and investment banks, who have participated in a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transaction, agree that SPAC IPO activity will increase through 2022.

Reuters Interviews Gary DeWaal on Legal Issues Surrounding a Potential US Digital Dollar

Speaking with Reuters on legal questions surrounding a potential digital currency backed by the Federal Reserve, special counsel Gary DeWaal notes that it’s not a matter of if it's going to happen but a question of when.

Katten Garners More Praise for Its Pro Bono Services

Katten will receive Immigration Equality's Rising Star Award for providing exceptional representation to several LGBTQ+ asylum seekers over the course of the past several years.

Katten Is Proud to Support Operation Airlift India

Recognizing the unprecedented public health crisis India is facing due to COVID-19, Katten and Washington, DC managing partner and Aviation Finance chair Timothy Lynes are joining forces with Airlink to raise funds to help support Operation Airlift India and Asia Pacific.

Stewart Herman and Timothy Lynes Publish Article on Aircraft Lease Recharacterization in The Banking Law Journal

Aviation partners Stewart Herman and Timothy Lynes authored an article in The Banking Law Journal on how US lessors can survive a lease recharacterization attempt during an airline bankruptcy.

In Memoriam

The Katten community mourns the loss of our friend and partner, John Sieger, who was taken from us far too soon. John passed on March 21, 2021. John was a pillar of our firm who advocated tirelessly on behalf of his clients and had a profound impact on the lives of so many of us here at Katten. We miss John immensely and extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

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

Record Award in False Advertising Case

Partners Terence Ross, Shaya Rochester, Michael Justus and Tami Sims led the Katten litigation team that successfully represented communications and software company Windstream Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries (Windstream) in a seven-count complaint against Charter Communications Inc. and Charter Communications Operating, LLC (together, Charter), a competitor of Windstream. Steven Reisman, Chair of Katten’s New York Insolvency and Restructuring Practice, is Windstream’s principal attorney at Katten and represents Windstream in matters unrelated to the litigation against Charter.

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.