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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. 

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional

Katten, in partnership with legal aid agencies Southern Legal Counsel and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, achieves a powerful victory in a First Amendment case for a pro bono homeless client in Florida, ruling that certain Florida statutes violated the client’s First and Fourteenth amendment rights.

Katten Assists Jade Bird Fire in Its Strategic Investment in Finsecur SAS

Attorneys from Katten's Shanghai office represented Jade Bird Fire Co., a widely renowned fire safety system company, in an investment closing through its Canadian subsidiary in Finsecur SAS, a leading French manufacturer of fire security products.

Katten Assists in Farasis Energy's Restructuring, Listing on SSE STAR Market and Its Strategic Cooperation With Daimler

Katten provided international counsel to Farasis Energy on its reorganization, listing on the SSE STAR Market and on its long-term strategic cooperation with Daimler.

Katten Advises Exelon Foundation in Funding Startups Tackling Climate Change

Katten advised the Exelon Foundation, the Exelon Corporation’s nonprofit philanthropic organization, in providing $1 million in funding to support diverse start-up companies developing new technologies to tackle climate change.

Creative Thinkers

Katten Attorneys Distinguished as Top Legal Talent in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists

130 Katten attorneys were named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists as a result of being identified by their peers in a wide range of practice areas, including three Chicago partners who were recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Trust and Estates, Securities Regulation and Trademark law, and 10 attorneys who were acknowledged for being named to the Best lawyers list for a decade.

Cheryl Camin Murray Featured in Law360 on Remote Work During COVID-19

Health Care partner Cheryl Camin Murray shared with Law360 what it looks like to practice law while working from home during the pandemic, and how remote work has evolved over the past two months.

Billboard Magazine Names Zia Modabber Among Top Attorneys in Music Industry

Katten's managing partner of the California offices and head of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, Zia Modabber, was named to Billboard Magazine's "Top Music Lawyers 2020" list, which featured the nation's top attorneys in the music industry.

New York Law Journal Selects David Crichlow and Kenneth Lore as 2020 Distinguished Leaders

New York Law Journal recognizes Litigation partner and national Commercial Litigation chair, David Crichlow, and Real Estate partner and Real Estate East Coast practice head, Ken Lore, as 2020 “Distinguished Leaders.”

Inclusive Approach

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 Recognized for its Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Katten earned a spot on the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index, which measures best practices in the recruitment, retention and advancement of people from underrepresented groups; inclusive corporate culture; and workforce demographic data.

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.

Pro Bono at Katten

"At Katten, we believe we have the professional responsibility to advocate for people who have no one in their corner. We are committed to providing pro bono legal services because everybody wins - our neighbors, our communities, our attorneys, or firm."
- Roger Furey, Chairman

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.