(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP was ranked fifth out of more than 100 law firms in 2011 based on The American Lawyer’s annual Summer Associate Survey.

“We value the energy, dedication and insight that our summer associates bring to the firm, and we’re thrilled that they had such an enriching experience at Katten this summer,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s National Managing Partner.

Katten received high marks from its summer associates in areas such as interaction with both associates and partners; amount, level and interest of work; accurate portrayal of firm during interviews; mentoring opportunities; and friendly culture.

The 35 summer associates who worked at Katten this summer had the opportunity to participate in a variety of training workshops, meet with various practice groups in the firm, take part in a mock trial, attend networking events and volunteer as part of a Service Day.

The American Lawyer’s annual Summer Associates Survey polled 3,656 students at 138 law firms. Scores were based on responses in nine key areas, including the amount and quality of interesting work, the “real world” applicability of the work, the types of training and guidance offered, frequency and quality of interactions with partners and full-time associates, the quality of the firm’s communications on goals and evaluations, the authenticity of the firm’s portrayal in interviews, the quality of the firm as a place to work and the respondents' inclination to accept a full-time job if one were offered.