(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that many of the firm's practice areas have been nationally-recognized and that it received top rankings in the Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC metropolitan areas as part of the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Katten's national practice rankings expanded to include Health Care Law, Public Finance Law and Tax Law, and 10 additional practice areas were added to the metropolitan area rankings in Chicago, New York and Washington DC.

"This is a great compliment to the many incredibly skilled and dedicated lawyers that make up our firm," said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten's national managing partner. "It also speaks to the breadth of experience and talent our attorneys offer across a wide range of practice areas."

Additionally, Katten was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation – Real Estate as part of these rankings.

The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings include nearly 10,000 firms in 119 practice areas in 177 metropolitan areas and 7 states. They 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
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law