CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that 13 of its partners have been named by Lawdragon as finalists for the publication’s 2007 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Katten attorneys selected as Lawdragon 500 finalists include David H. Kistenbroker (Securities Litigation), Ross O. Silverman (White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation), Herbert S. Wander (Corporate) and Sheldon T. Zenner (White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation) of the Chicago office; Andrew M. Katzenstein (Trusts and Estates), Zia F. Modabber (Litigation and Dispute Resolution), Gail Migdal Title (Entertainment and Media) and Bruce G. Vanyo (Securities Litigation) of the Los Angeles office; Henry Bregstein (Financial Services) and Sheri P. Chromow (Real Estate) of the New York office; and Roger P. Furey (Intellectual Property Litigation) and S. Scott Morrison (Real Estate Litigation) of the Washington office.

More than 20,000 attorneys were nominated for the 2007 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list by their peers and the Lawdragon editorial staff, who selected just 2,500 as finalists. Lawdragon selected the finalists, and ultimately the 500 Leading Lawyers, based on a proprietary system that takes into account dozens of qualifications that are scored to determine the best lawyers nationwide. Among the factors utilized in the list’s selection are extensive research by a staff of award-winning journalists who interview thousands of lawyers nationwide, and a survey of lawyers and general counsel who nominate and vote for their peers online. The 500 Leading Lawyers in America also reflects the practices that are the "hottest" during a particular year, as well as those individuals who have had the greatest recent impact on the legal world. A listing of all Lawdragon 500 finalists is available on the Lawdragon Web site.

Established in 2005, Lawdragon levels the playing field in the area of law firm rankings, addressing the legal profession’s need to provide better information to clients. Lawdragon’s Web site ( features hundreds of online profiles and evaluations of the nation’s leading lawyers and a database of nearly 200,000 U.S. attorneys.