CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that thirteen of its partners have been named by Lawdragon to the publication’s Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, released last week. In addition, for the second consecutive year, Nina B. Matis, a Chicago-based partner and co-chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice, was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Profiles of all Lawdragon 500 members will be published in the magazine’s Fall 2006 issue, scheduled for October 15. A complete listing of the Lawdragon 500 and Lawdragon 3000 is available at

Firm attorneys selected to the Lawdragon 3000 include David H. Kistenbroker (Securities Litigation), Harvey M. Silets (Litigation) and Herbert S. Wander (Corporate) of the Chicago office; Henry Bregstein (Financial Services), William Natbony (Financial Services) and Joshua S. Rubenstein (Trusts and Estates) of the New York office; Gail Migdal Title (Entertainment and Media), Rik Toulon (Entertainment and Media) and Bruce G. Vanyo (Securities Litigation), of the Los Angeles office; Roger P. Furey (Intellectual Property) and David Schwinger (Real Estate) of the Washington office, and Daniel S. Huffenus (Real Estate) of the Charlotte, N.C. office.

"We are enormously proud of the 3,000 lawyers that we are honoring as the best in the country," said Katrina Dewey, CEO of Lawdragon. "We started Lawdragon with the goal of informing the public of the nation’s top legal professionals and with this exhaustive survey, we believe that we have accomplished that goal."

The Lawdragon 3000 is comprised of private 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 percent of the legal profession, placing them among the most elite group of legal professionals compiled. More than 15,000 attorneys were nominated for the list by their peers and the Lawdragon editorial staff thoroughly researched each nominee to select the 3,000 Leading Lawyers in America, the group from which the Lawdragon 500 was ultimately selected.

"It is our ongoing goal to offer our clients access to the nation’s top legal talent," said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner. "To have such a large number of attorneys nominated by their peers and recognized among Lawdragon’s Leading Lawyers in America is very gratifying."

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP ( is a national, full-service law firm with offices in the nation's largest centers of business, government, finance and technology and an associated entity in London. The Firm’s 600 attorneys in more than 40 practice areas provide timely and cost-effective counsel to clients in numerous industries. They serve as business advisers and advocates for a wide range of public and private companies - from entrepreneurial, emerging-growth, and middle market firms to global Fortune 100 corporations - as well as government entities, non-profits, and charitable and cultural organizations.