Raconteur Report Highlights Sarah Simpson's Thoughts on UK Data Protection Bill
In an article featured in Raconteur's special report, Future of Retail & Ecommerce 2023, Intellectual Property senior associate Sarah Simpson discussed the potential outlook for retailers under the United Kingdom's latest iteration of its data protection and digital information bill.
The Waivers Era Is Over Now That the End of the Public Health Emergency Is Here
Health Care staff attorney Sounia Senemar analyzes a memorandum issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in which CMS provided guidance to State Survey Agency Directors related to surveys of Long Term Care (LTC) and Acute and Continuing Care (ACC) providers in light of the expiration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).
UK Government's Climbdown on Retained EU Law
The London Financial Markets and Funds team breaks down the UK Government’s recently announced plans to abandon its controversial commitment to review or scrap all retained EU law by the end of 2023. Although the majority of retained EU law is now set to stay on the UK statute book until further notice, this announcement does not impact the Government’s recent financial regulatory initiatives and reforms.
Dispelling 6 Myths About Artificial Intelligence
Chris Cole examines the hype and common myths surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), particularly ChatGPT.
With AI, you can innovate—but don't overstate, understate, or discriminate
Michael Justus explores the staggering speed of AI tools development. Ever-more-powerful AI tools arrive daily, pushing boundaries and raising legal issues, from IP ownership and infringement to data privacy, to false advertising.
Katten Attorneys Examine Impact of NFTs in Special Series
A group of Katten attorneys is discussing how non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are impacting a variety of areas, including financial regulation, copyright and trademark, and more. Each article addresses novel legal issues raised by the proliferation of NFTs.
Joshua Rubenstein Discusses Trusts 'Under Attack' in Global Legal Post Interview
In a wide-ranging Q&A with the Global Legal Post, partner Joshua Rubenstein discussed challenges facing the private client market, such as constant change, unpredictability and controversy. Josh highlighted the need for private wealth professionals to be prepared for potential challenges to their advice and work products.
Wendy Cohen's New Role as New York Managing Partner Featured in Law360
Revealed in a Law360 Pulse exclusive, partner and co-chair of the Investment Management and Funds practice, Wendy Cohen will become the new managing partner of the New York office on June 1. Wendy succeeds Structured Finance and Securitization partner Chris DiAngelo, who has served in that role since July 2013.
Daniel Davis's House Subcommittee Testimony on Spot Market Regulatory Gaps Makes News
Several cryptocurrency media outlets featured Financial Markets and Regulation co-chair Daniel Davis's testimony before the US House Committee on Agriculture's Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development at its hearing on "The Future of Digital Assets: Identifying the Regulatory Gaps in Spot Market Regulation."
Law360 Speaks with Chief Talent Officer Regarding Katten's Shadowing Program
In a Q&A with Law360, Chief Talent Officer Melanie Priddy discussed the genesis and value of Katten's Shadowing Program, which is the firm's new apprentice-style program that provides junior associates with professional development opportunities outside billable work and formal training programs.
GlobeSt Quotes Tim Little and Scott Vetri on Using Equity Kickers With Reluctant Lenders
In an article highlighting refinancing challenges facing maturing commercial real estate loans, GlobeSt spoke with National Real Estate Department Chair Timothy Little and New York Real Estate Practice Chair Scott Vetri about a strategy not used in many years due because of years of low-interest rates.
Kristin Achterhof Recognized Among Managing Intellectual Property's 'Top 250 Women in IP'
Managing Intellectual Property has named Intellectual Property partner Kristin Achterhof on its 2023 list of the "Top 250 Women in IP," which honors leading female intellectual property (IP) practitioners in private practice who have provided exceptional service for their clients and firms during the past year.
Katten joins FIA Tech's Databank Network as a Law Firm Partner
Katten has joined FIA Tech, the leading technology provider to the exchange-traded derivatives industry, as the first law firm partner in the FIA Tech Databank Network. Databank Network is FIA Tech's initiative to bring together independent software vendors (ISVs), exchanges, clearing houses and other data providers into an interoperable global network simplifying the use of reference data, analytics and software solutions from participating firms. Katten's regulatory approvals analysis will be incorporated into Databank's Foreign Security Futures offering.
Katten Attorneys Selected to 2023 Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists
Katten announced that Nicole Kobrine, partner in the Litigation practice and co-head of the Construction practice, and Christopher A. Cole, partner and chair of the Advertising, Marketing and Promotions practice, were named to this year's Washington, DC, Super Lawyers list.
ABA Health Law Section Recognizes Lisa Atlas Genecov as the 2023 Champion of Diversity and Inclusion
National Health Care chair Lisa Atlas Genecov was recently honored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section with the 2023 Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award, which honors an ABA Health Law Section member who has made exceptional efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.
WGN Radio Interviews Jonathan Baum for 10th Anniversary of Katten Jose de Diego Legal Clinic
WGN Radio's Let's Get Legal program spoke with Director of Pro Bono Services Jonathan Baum about Katten's legal clinic embedded in a public school in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. The interview coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Katten Jose de Diego Legal Clinic, which Katten runs in partnership with Legal Aid Chicago.
Katten DEI Annual Report: Celebrating the Differences That Make Us Stronger
In our 2023 DEI Annual Report, we highlight the actions Katten took in 2022 to diversify our workforce, strengthen our inclusive culture and advance equity within our firm. Look for features on firm activities, initiatives and individual accomplishments achieved by our attorneys and business professionals throughout the year.
Katten Receives Inaugural 'MCCA Approved Platinum Seal' for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) awarded Katten its "MCCA Approved Platinum Seal," for demonstrating tangible results in working to hire, train and promote diverse attorneys.
Katten Designated Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus Law Firm
Katten has earned 2022 Mansfield Certified Plus status, marking the second consecutive year in which the firm has achieved at least 30 percent underrepresented attorney representation in a notable number of current leadership roles.
Diversity is a reality. Inclusion is a choice.
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.
Innovative Negotiations Result in Historic Aviation Transaction
Katten Aviation partner Stewart Herman, along with aircraft finance group colleagues in London and the United States, acted as counsel to The Transportation Group (TTG), the mandated sole arranger in a transaction which consisted of (i) the purchase from Ethiopian Airlines of three Boeing 767-300ER passenger aircraft in Ethiopian's fleet and the immediate leaseback of the aircraft to the airline, (ii) the scheduled induction of the aircraft during the lease term for a full freighter conversion to be financed by the lessor and its lender, and (iii) the continued leasing of the aircraft after the conversion for the remainder of the lease term as freighters.
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.