CHICAGO - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that 15 of its practices rank among the nation’s best in the 2007 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and 28 of its attorneys are recommended as leaders in their respective fields. In addition, Chicago-based attorney Laura Keidan Martin secured a spot within two different practice areas - Healthcare and Antitrust, and Los Angeles-based Bruce G. Vanyo was ranked for Securities Litigation for California and the nation.

The Firm’s Chicago Real Estate Practice received Chambers’ highest ranking among law firms in Illinois for the fifth year in a row and its Trusts and Estates Practice received the highest ranking among firms in the entire U.S. in the Wealth Management category for the second consecutive year. In addition, Katten is ranked nationally for the first time in the area of REITs, while its Chicago Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation and its Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations are ranked for the first time in Illinois.

“As the Chambers USA guide is based on peer recommendation, it carries a very high level of credibility and prestige,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s National Managing Partner. “We are pleased to have so many of our practices and attorneys recognized. We are also delighted that each year the Guide has come out, we have had more practices and attorneys ranked by Chambers than in the year prior."

Last year, Katten landed 12 of its practices and 24 attorneys in the Chambers USA guide.

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


  • REITs
  • Wealth Management

For Illinois:

  • Antitrust
  • 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 Muchin Rosenman’s 28 attorneys in this year’s rankings include 23 from the Firm’s Chicago office; three from the Los Angeles office; and two from New York.

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

From the Los Angeles office: Bruce G. Vanyo was recommended for both Litigation: Securities in California and Securities Litigation - National; Gail Migdal Title for Media & Entertainment: Litigation; and Rik Toulon for Media & Entertainment: Transactional.

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

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

Bruce G. Vanyo

David J. Bryant
David R. Dlugie
Kenneth M. Jacobson
Mark C. Simon
Andrew D. Small
Marcia W. Sullivan

Sheldon I. Banoff
Reid A. Mandel

Michael R. Callahan (ILLINOIS)
Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)
Peter F. Nadel (NEW YORK)

Michael A. Jacobson
Stuart P. Shulruff

Floyd A. Mandell
Timothy J. Vezeau

Herbert S. Wander (ILLINOIS)

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

David H. Kistenbroker (ILLINOIS)
Bruce G. Vanyo (CALIFORNIA)
Sheldon T. Zenner (ILLINOIS)

Gregory K. Brown (ILLINOIS)

Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)

Russell B. Selman (ILLINOIS)

Gail Migdal Title
Rik Toulon

Joshua S. Rubenstein (NEW YORK)

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 third 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