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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. 

ESG is in the (SEC) House: SEC Exams, Enforcement and Regulations are Coming

Katten attorneys discuss how investment funds and advisors, public companies and other market participants should prepare for the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, after the SEC formed a Climate and ESG Task Force and identified ESG issues as a 2021 examination priority.

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

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.

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.

Katten Named Best Law Firm During HFM US Quant Awards 2021

Katten was named "Best Law Firm" during the HFM US Quant Awards 2021 virtual ceremony, which honored service providers who have demonstrated extraordinary skills and innovation. Katten was acknowledged for the firm’s long history of providing top-of-class and business-savvy counsel to asset managers, large quant funds, major proprietary trading firms, and other market participants.

Craig Convissar Named to The LGBT Bar's 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 List

Litigation associate Craig Convissar was named to the National LGBTQ Bar Association’s "Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 Class of 2021," an annual recognition of LGBTQ+ legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. Craig is known as a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and for his active pro bono practice assisting several LGBT asylum seekers.

Brian Hecht Talks SPAC Mergers Involving Electric Car Companies with Law360

New York Corporate partner Brian Hecht spoke to Law360 about the increase in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) mergers featuring electric vehicle manufacturers, a trend that has accelerated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and global efforts to lower carbon emissions to combat climate change.

Katten Recognized as Leader for Pro Bono Efforts to Help Underserved Communities

Katten was named an American Bar Association Pro Bono Leader by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service for its participation in the ABA's annual Free Legal Answers Pro Bono program, a virtual legal clinic that assists low-income individuals in need of legal services. Katten attorneys fielded more than 100 questions asked by seniors, veterans and other income-eligible individuals on a range of issues, from unemployment and disability to housing and homelessness.

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.