Law360 ranked Katten’s Securities Litigation Practice as the third largest in the United States and one of the nation's top ten busiest securities litigation practices in the 2009 edition of its Litigation Almanac. The firm was also ranked fifth in terms of the highest concentration of securities litigation lawyers. The Almanac covers litigation trends in the United States, including market share for more than 360 firms in 10 major practice areas. Research is based on data from over 500,000 federal cases and 200 participating law firms. Katten's Securities Litigation Practice is recognized for its experience and record of success in defending clients in shareholder securities class actions, corporate governance cases, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and Department of Justice prosecutions. Our attorneys have obtained early dismissals of cases around the country and work aggressively to narrow the plaintiff's allegations, limit costly discovery and tailor the defense to the precise needs of the case and the client. We represent broker-dealers, financial institutions, corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises, investment advisory firms and individual officers and directors in federal, state and administrative forums throughout the country.  (“Law360 Ranks Largest Securities Practices,” January 12, 2009)