CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of its practices rank among the best in the country in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Chambers recommends 44 Katten attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. The directory, known for its independent and objective research process is a sought-after guide by business leaders selecting legal counsel, and it is available today at

Katten earned Chambers’ highest ranking in the category of Real Estate – Illinois, while individually, partners Gregory Brown, Michael R. Callahan, Alvin Katz, Floyd A. Mandell, Laura Keidan Martin, Peter F. Nadel, Stuart P. Shulruff and Joshua Rubenstein were recognized with the guide’s highest individual rankings in their respective areas of practice. In addition, Herbert S. Wander, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice, was recognized as a “Senior Statesman,” and Structured Finance and Securitization partner Joseph P. Topolski was named an “Up and Coming” lawyer. The firm’s Securities Litigation practice was ranked for the first time in the 2011 edition.

The firm earned recognition in this year’s guide in the following Chambers categories:


  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds 
  • Securities: Litigation 
  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance 
  • Wealth Management


  • Banking and Finance 
  • Corporate/M&A and Private Equity 
  • Healthcare 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Compensation 
  • Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations 
  • Real Estate 
  • Tax

New York: 

  • Healthcare 
  • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt


  • Media and Entertainment: Transactional

North Carolina: 

  • Real Estate

The Katten attorneys recommended in this year’s guide, listed by Chambers category, are:

Antitrust (Illinois)
Laura Keidan Martin

Banking and Finance (Illinois)
Michael A. Jacobson
Stuart P. Shulruff

Capital Markets: Securitization (Nationwide)
Christopher DiAngelo
Joseph P. Topolski

Corporate/M&A (Illinois)
Howard S. Lanznar
Herbert S. Wander

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Illinois)
Kenneth W. Miller
Walter S. Weinberg

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Nationwide)
Gregory Brown

Environment: Litigation (Illinois)
Nancy J. Rich

Environment (District of Columbia)
Steven P. Solow

Healthcare (Illinois)
Michael R. Callahan
W. Kenneth Davis, Jr.
D. Louis Glaser
Laura Keidan Martin
Steven Olson

Healthcare (New York)
Peter F. Nadel
Joseph Willey

Healthcare: Regulatory and Litigation (Nationwide)
Michael R. Callahan
Peter F. Nadel

Intellectual Property (Illinois)
Floyd A. Mandell
Timothy Vezeau

Intellectual Property: Patent (New York)
Samson Helfgott

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)
Henry Bregstein

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Compensation (Illinois)
Gregory Brown

Litigation: Securities (California)
Bruce G. Vanyo

Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations (Illinois)
Sheldon Zenner

Media and Entertainment: Litigation (California)
Gail Title

Media and Entertainment: Transactional (California)
Michael Hobel

Real Estate (California)
Benzion Westreich

Real Estate (District of Columbia)
Wendy L. Fields

Real Estate (Illinois)
Rachel Brown
David Bryant
David Dlugie
Alvin Katz
Mark C. Simon
Andrew Small

Real Estate (New York)
Lawrence D. Eisenberg

Real Estate (North Carolina)
J. Hayden Harrell
Daniel S. Huffenus

Sports Law (Nationwide)
Adam Klein

Tax (Illinois)
Sheldon I. Banoff
Reid A. Mandel
Saul E. Rudo

Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
Timothy J. Lynes

Wealth Management: Eastern Region (Nationwide)
Joshua Rubenstein

Chambers and Partners is based in London and began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares legal directors that access and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The U.S. guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading lawyers and firms in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. The research is in-depth and client focused. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.