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Federal Court Awards Major Victory to Katten Client Apotex in Patent Infringement Dispute

In a victory with far-reaching implications for patent licensing and litigation, Deepro Mukerjee, Lance Soderstrom and Joseph Janusz successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of Katten client Apotex in a patent infringement dispute before the US District Court for the District of Delaware. The court's decision marks the second significant victory that Katten's Intellectual Property team has secured for Apotex in the past two months.

Katten Securities Litigation Team Scores a Precedent-Setting Victory in the Second Circuit

In a significant case for federal securities laws, a Katten team led by Securities Litigation Chair Bruce Vanyo with Litigation partners Jonathan Rotenberg and Eric T. Werlinger, secured a far-reaching appellate victory in a securities class action for the former executives of Israeli company Frutarom Ltd.

Jewish News Quotes Joshua Rubenstein in Advance of Estate Planning Keynote

In an article previewing the 2022 Tax & Legal Seminar, a premier estate-planning event in Arizona, Jewish News spoke with Joshua Rubenstein, partner and national chair, Private Wealth Department, about his upcoming speech. At the annual Tax & Legal Seminar, which dates back to 1993, Josh will present for four hours in three separate talks all focused on keeping up with change.

Michael Callahan Explains Importance of Patient Safety Organizations in Credentialing Resource Center Journal Interview

In an interview with the Credentialing Resource Center Journal, Health Care senior counsel Michael Callahan discussed the background and importance of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 and how Patient Safety Organizations and their participating health care providers can and have improved the quality of health care services to patients while also reducing the risk of adverse events.

Katten Partner Creates Compliance Manual & Policy Plan for Developing Ironbound Boxing & Education Franchise

Amateur boxing coach and Financial Markets and Funds partner Stephen Morris is working with pro bono client Ironbound Boxing & Education as it builds its franchise vision for an accessible space for New Jersey youth. The pro bono work helps short up Ironbound’s compliance processes, protecting the franchise from liability, and helping it qualify for institutional funding.

Katten Advises in Transfer of Assets of Invisible Hands in Pro Bono Matter

Katten successfully represented nonprofit Invisible Hands in an asset transfer to social service organization Commonpoint Queens, deepening the firm's commitment to pro bono service and helping continue Invisible Hands' mission of free delivery of groceries, prescription medicine and other essentials to those in need.

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 Designated "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation – Real Estate By U.S. News – Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" 2023

Katten was named the "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation – Real Estate Law in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms." Additionally, the firm was ranked in 28 practice areas nationally and in 60 metropolitan practice areas.

Variety Honors Scott Cutrow on 2022 'Hollywood's New Leaders' List

Entertainment and Media partner Scott Cutrow was recognized by Variety in its 2022 class of "Hollywood's New Leaders," which features emerging leaders across multiple fields in the entertainment industry.

Katten Brings on New CFO Renée Lercher

Katten has welcomed new Chief Financial Officer Renée Lercher, who served for several years as CFO at another AmLaw100 firm and most recently was CFO and corporate treasurer at a premier risk management, compliance, investigations, and monitoring firm.

Spear's Recognizes Kevin Keen Among 2022's Best Tax Lawyers for High Net-Worth Individuals

Spear's has named Dallas Private Wealth Partner Kevin Keen to its 2022 list of Best Tax Lawyers for High Net-Worth Individuals. Spear's featured Kevin's work with clients in the United States and abroad to solve problems and provide legal counsel on a wide variety of domestic and international private client matters.

Katten Attorneys Earn 2022 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Distinctions

Nineteen Katten attorneys were included on this year's New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Commercial Litigation practice chair David A. Crichlow was recognized for the 10th consecutive year and Private Wealth partner Kathryn H. Von Matthiessen was selected for the first time.

Law360, Securities Law360, Bloomberg Law and Others Tout the Arrival of Danette Edwards at Katten

Securities Litigation partner Danette Edwards was featured in Law360, Securities Law360, Bloomberg Law and other media publications on her career and decision to join Katten. Before joining the firm, Danette served as Senior Counsel in the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division.

Katten Named Among Elite in Chambers UK 2023

Attorneys Prav Reddy, Charlotte Sallabank and Peter Sugden were named as notable practitioners in their respective fields in the 2023 edition of the Chambers UK guide. Additionally, the firm was recognized in the London Real Estate: £10-50 million and UK-wide Hotels & Leisure practice areas.

Inclusive Approach

Katten Recognizes Attorneys for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

A dozen attorneys were honored at Katten Pro Bono Service Awards ceremonies recognizing their outstanding pro bono services and consistent commitment to use their legal skills on behalf of those in need.

Katten Creates Mentoring Award in Honor of the Late Insolvency & Restructuring Chair John Sieger

Katten has established the John P. Sieger Excellence in Mentoring Award named after the longtime partner and former chair of the Insolvency and Restructuring practice who died last year. Sieger, who joined Katten in 2005 in the firm's Chicago office, demonstrated a deep commitment to talent development, serving as a mentor and sponsor to countless attorneys and business professionals across the firm.

Katten Recognized by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity as 2022 Top Performer and Compass Award Winner

Katten has been named a Top Performer and Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, recognizing law firms and corporations that have shown a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.

Citywealth Picks Katten as a Top 15 Diversity Leadership Dream Team

Citywealth named Katten's leadership to its Top 15 Diversity Leadership Dream Teams USA for its commitment to sustained career progression for women. Featured on the team were Chairman Roger Furey, CEO Noah Heller, Chief Diversity Partner Leslie Minier and Joshua Rubenstein, partner and Private Wealth Department national chair.

Crain's Names Leslie Minier to 2022 Class of Notable Black Leaders and Executives

Crain's Chicago Business recognized Chief Diversity Partner Leslie Minier as part of its 2022 class of Notable Black Leaders and Executives, highlighting her focus on achieving greater diversity, equity and inclusion and increasing the representation of women, attorneys of color and LGBTQ+ attorneys at Katten and in the legal profession.

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

First Independent Swap Data Repository Is Granted CFTC Registration

Financial Markets and Funds attorneys Carl Kennedy, James Brady, and Gary DeWaal led the team successfully guiding KOR — a trade data processing and management platform for derivatives markets — in its registration application with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The approval marked several firsts, the first registration for an independent and cloud-native swap data repository (SDR); the CFTC's first SDR registered in eight years; and the first SDR registration approval by the CFTC since the agency amended its SDR rules in 2020. The registration enabled KOR to provide full SDR service for all asset classes and client segments.

KOR claims it has created a uniquely modern, user friendly approach to complying with reporting obligations.

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.