CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that it is ranked as the top law firm for associate satisfaction in the Charlotte, N.C. market in The American Lawyer’s 2007 Midlevel Associates Survey. The results of the annual survey are published in the August issue of The American Lawyer, a national monthly magazine for attorneys.

Katten achieved the top ranking in Charlotte with a score of 4.373 out of a possible five points, outscoring its closest competitor by more than six-tenths of a point. Katten was the only Charlotte office in the survey that exceeded the national average score. The survey is based on responses from third-, fourth-, and fifth-year associates from law firm offices around the globe to 11 questions that summarize the firm's qualities, including the interest and satisfaction levels of work; benefits and compensation; relations between associates and partners; training and guidance; openness about finances and strategies; billable hours policy; and the likelihood of the associate being at the firm in two years. For more information on the survey or methodology, go to

"Our associates play an important role in the Firm, and we recognize that there are many factors that contribute to their fulfillment and happiness while they are here," said Daniel S. Huffenus, Managing Partner of Katten’s Charlotte office. "We are dedicated to offering them a quality experience interacting directly with clients and working on important client matters with senior associates and partners. We are pleased that our associates have recognized our ongoing commitment to them by rating the Firm so highly in this prestigious survey."

Katten’s Charlotte office has more than 35 attorneys whose practice areas include real estate and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and business representation, employment, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, commercial litigation, estate planning and wealth preservation.