CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Floyd A. Mandell, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice and a partner in the Chicago office, has been ranked among the nation’s leading lawyers by Lawdragon. Mr. Mandell was included on the 2010 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list. In addition, 11 other Katten partners are ranked among the guide’s 3,000 finalists. The fifth annual edition of the Lawdragon 500 is available now at and will also be published in October in Lawdragon's annual print magazine.

The 11 finalists from Katten include:

  • Henry Bregstein, Financial Services, New York
  • Howard S. Lanznar, Corporate, Chicago
  • S. Scott Morrison, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Washington
  • Joshua S. Rubenstein, Trusts and Estates, New York
  • Vincent A.F. Sergi, National Managing Partner, Chicago
  • Ross O. Silverman, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Chicago
  • Bruce G. Vanyo, Financial Services, New York and Los Angeles
  • Timothy J. Vezeau, Intellectual Property, Chicago
  • Herbert Wander, Corporate, Chicago
  • Sheldon T. Zenner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Chicago

“I am honored to be recognized among the Lawdragon 500 again this year and am both grateful and humbled by clients and others in our legal community who believe I am worthy of being selected,” said Mr. Mandell, who was also named to the Lawdragon 500 in 2008. “I am privileged to work with a wonderful team of lawyers at Katten, 12 of whom were selected as Lawdragon finalists this year.”

First published in 2005, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America recognizes lawyers from a wide range of practices, as well as in-house counsel, law professors, judges and neutrals, government attorneys, and public interest lawyers. Those named to the list represent less than one-half of one percent of the legal profession, placing them among the most elite group of legal professionals. Lawdragon creates its guides to the best lawyers in the United States through a combination of online balloting and extensive independent research. Its reporters and editors interview thousands of lawyers to get their input on the top attorneys in every region and practice area in the United States. Lawdragon also collects votes through an online ballot, which democratizes such lists, allowing lawyers who might be overlooked through traditional surveying techniques to be identified. Those submissions are then researched and vetted by the editorial staff. Given the reputation Lawdragon has earned as a result of the integrity of its voting, many of the top law firms in the country covet receiving this award for its partners. This year, Lawdragon reviewed the achievements of more than 25,000 outstanding lawyers in its search. The final 500 embody the best in lawyering in 2010, displaying intellect, passion, judgment, dedication and extraordinary achievement.