(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP was recognized nationally in 30 practice areas and received top rankings in the Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC metropolitan areas as part of U.S. News and Best Lawyers® 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

"Going from five nationally recognized practice areas last year to 30 this year as part of these rankings is a testament to the excellent work of our attorneys and exceptional service they provide to our firm's clients," said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten's National Managing Partner.

The U.S. News and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings include 9,633 firms in 75 practice areas and are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. In addition, the rankings incorporate the 3.9 million evaluations of more than 40,000 individual leading lawyers collected from the most recent Best Lawyers® annual survey.

Katten was nationally ranked in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Private Equity Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law