CHICAGO - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that 14 of its practices rank among the nation’s best in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and 32 of its attorneys are recommended as leaders in their respective fields. In addition, Chicago-based attorneys David R. Dlugie and Laura Keidan Martin secured spots within two different practice areas, Mr. Dlugie in Banking & Finance and Real Estate, and Ms. Martin in Healthcare and Antitrust.

The firm’s Chicago Real Estate Practice received Chambers’ highest ranking among law firms in Illinois for the sixth consecutive year. In addition, Joshua S. Rubenstein (New York) received Chambers’ highest national ranking in the area of Wealth Management, while Chicago attorney Michael R. Callahan (Health Care), New York attorney Peter F. Nadel (Health Care), and Los Angeles attorney Bruce G. Vanyo (Securities Litigation), received Chambers’ highest rankings in their individual states for their respective practices.

“We are pleased to see that each year the guide has come out, we have had more attorneys listed than the previous year,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s National Managing Partner. “We are honored that clients and peers think so highly of our firm and attorneys to recommend us for inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide every year.”

The firm’s practices receiving top rankings in this year’s Guide include:


  • Capital Markets: Derivatives
  • Wealth Management

For Illinois:

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

For New York:

  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate

For California:

  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Katten’s 32 attorneys in this year’s rankings include 26 from the firm’s Chicago office; three from the Los Angeles office; two from New York; and one from Washington.

Leading attorneys from the Chicago office are: David R. Dlugie for both Banking & Finance and Real Estate; Michael A. Jacobson and Stuart P. Shulruff for Banking & Finance; David J. Bryant, Mark C. Simon and Andrew D. Small for Real Estate; Howard S. Lanznar and Herbert S. Wander for Corporate/M&A; Kenneth W. Miller, Brian F. Richards and Walter S. Weinberg for Corporate/M&A: Private Equity; Manotti L. Jenkins, Floyd A. Mandell and Timothy J. Vezeau for Intellectual Property; Laura Keidan Martin for both Antitrust and Healthcare; Michael R. Callahan, W. Kenneth Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Olson for Healthcare; Sheldon I. Banoff and Reid A. Mandel for Tax; Nancy J. Rich and Russell B. Selman for Environment: Litigation; Sheldon T. Zenner for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; and Gregory K. Brown for Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation.

From the Los Angeles office: Bruce G. Vanyo was recommended for Litigation: Securities; Gail Migdal Title for Media & Entertainment: Litigation; and Benzion Westreich for Real Estate.

From the New York office: Peter F. Nadel was recommended for Healthcare; and Joshua S. Rubenstein nationally for Wealth Management: Eastern Region.

From the Washington office: Wendy L. Fields for Real Estate.

The following is a breakdown of the firm’s attorneys listed by practice area:

Joshua S. Rubenstein

David J. Bryant (ILLINOIS)
David R. Dlugie (ILLINOIS)
Wendy L. Fields (WASHINGTON)
Mark C. Simon (ILLINOIS)
Andrew D. Small (ILLINOIS)
Benzion Westreich (CALIFORNIA)

Sheldon I. Banoff
Reid A. Mandel

Michael R. Callahan (ILLINOIS)
W. Kenneth Davis, Jr. (ILLINOIS)
Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)
Peter F. Nadel (NEW YORK)
Steven R. Olson (ILLINOIS)

David R. Dlugie
Michael A. Jacobson
Stuart P. Shulruff

Manotti L. Jenkins
Floyd A. Mandell
Timothy J. Vezeau

Howard S. Lanznar
Herbert S. Wander

Kenneth W. Miller
Brian F. Richards
Walter S. Weinberg

Bruce G. Vanyo (CALIFORNIA)
Sheldon T. Zenner (ILLINOIS)

Gregory K. Brown (ILLINOIS)

Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)

Nancy J. Rich
Russell B. Selman

Gail Migdal Title

Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares renowned directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations amongst peers and clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. The fifth annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is based on in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. For more information about Chambers and Partners, visit