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Katten Represents ErisX in Its Acquisition by Cboe Global Markets

Financial Markets and Funds Department global chair Lance Zinman and Financial Transactions and Trading chair Christopher Shannon led a Katten team in representing ErisX, a crypto spot and derivatives exchange, in its watershed merger with Cboe.

Katten Attorneys Help Drive $3.2 Billion US Car Dealership Deal

Partners Adam Klein, Greg Hidalgo, Val Famparska and associate Matt Marguerite were among more than two dozen Katten attorneys helping steer a $3.2 billion transaction between Asbury Automotive Group and the family owned Larry H. Miller Dealerships, the eighth-largest car dealership operator in the US.

Daniel Davis Shares Insight Into US Argument for Digital Asset Custody in a Civil Case

Financial Markets and Funds partner Daniel Davis spoke with Cointelegraph about a recent digital assets case. Dan noted that the action is part of a growing trend where the federal government is attempting to use civil forfeiture authority to seize digital assets.

ESG Remains a Priority: SEC Asset Management Advisory Committee Adopts ESG Disclosure Recommendations

Katten attorneys discuss recent Securities and Exchange Commission Asset Management Advisory Committee adopted recommendations developed by the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Subcommittee related to ESG disclosure by registered issuers.

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

In Memoriam

The Katten community mourns the loss of our friend and mentor, Judge Jorge A. Solis, who died suddenly on October 8. Former chief federal Judge Solis was a trailblazer with a passion for law and justice. He will be deeply missed. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Katten UK Receives Numerous Distinctions in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2022 Guide

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2022 recognized six Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP practice areas and 12 attorneys in its latest law firm guide. Practice areas include "Top Tier Firm" in the Corporate Tax category and a "Firm to Watch" in the Commercial Property: Investment area. Partner Charlotte Sallabank was named a "Leading Individual" in the Corporate Tax category and Senior Associate Timothy Dodd was selected as a "Rising Star" for his work in the Hospitality and Leisure space.

Law.com Profiles Kimberly Smith's Career and Rise to Corporate Department Chair

Kimberly Smith, partner and global chair of the Corporate department, was featured in Law.com's "How I Made It" Q&A series. She discussed her journey from summer associate to department chair.

Governance and Compliance Profiles Christopher Hitchins, Discussing Employment Law and Diversity

London managing partner Christopher Hitchins spoke with Governance and Compliance magazine about his career in employment law and about diversity and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Katten Bankruptcy Team Wins Numerous Turnaround Awards From The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor recognized Katten’s Insolvency and Restructuring practice in five categories of the 15th annual Turnaround Awards, known as one of the restructuring and distressed investing industry’s benchmarks for excellence.

Katten Appoints New Practice Heads, Building on Stellar Leadership

Katten is pleased to announce the new leaders of various practice areas across the firm.

Inclusive Approach

Katten Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus Status

Katten achieved Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus status, recognizing the firm’s commitment to increase opportunities for advancement and strengthen an inclusive pipeline of diverse legal leaders. In addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline requirements, the certification indicates the firm has successfully reached at least 30 percent underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of its current leadership roles.

Katten Health Care Attorneys Tapped for Top ABA Diversity and Education Posts

Katten congratulates Ramana Rameswaran and Michelle "Missy" Apodaca on their appointments to the American Bar Association’s Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and Standing Committee on Legal Education, respectively.

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'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.

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.