NEW YORK – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Marilyn Selby Okoshi, a New York-based partner in the firm’s Financial Services Practice, has been named among the leading U.S. lawyers in the areas of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance for the Asia-Pacific region by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey. This marks the fourth consecutive year in which Ms. Okoshi has been recognized in the survey, which will be published in the June 2009 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers.


“We are pleased that Marilyn continues to be recognized as one of the preeminent attorneys in the Asia-Pacific region within her practice area,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner. “Her outstanding skill and experience in serving a diverse, international client base, combined with her ongoing commitment to the highest level of client service, make her a deserving recipient of this prestigious honor.”


The Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey has been conducted annually since 1995 by Asia Law & Practice, a specialist division of Euromoney Institutional Investor. As part of the survey, thousands of law firm clients and legal professionals were invited to nominate lawyers, who, in their opinion, have consistently excelled in particular fields of legal practice over the past year.


Ms. Okoshi focuses her practice on investment funds and managers, finance, structured finance, derivatives and financial products. She has significant experience in the organization and representation of on-shore and off-shore hedge funds, the formation of managed account platforms and private equity funds. Specifically, Ms. Okoshi advises funds and fund investors with respect to derivatives, loan transactions, loan trading, financial products and investments in Japan and other Asian countries. She also has experience as lender and borrower counsel in traditional bank loans, private placements of securities and structured transactions, and has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings and general corporate matters.


Ms. Okoshi is fluent in English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese and has spoken in Japan on off-shore hedge fund offerings. She has authored articles for numerous publications regarding the U.S. regulation of hedge funds and is a frequent speaker on hedge fund regulation and OTC derivatives. Ms. Okoshi is chair of the Governance Committee and co-chair of the Legal Peer Advisory Council of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.


Katten’s Financial Services Practice represents a large number of the world’s premier hedge funds and money managers, major investment and commercial banks, leading firms and insurance companies, and several international exchanges. The firm’s more than 80 financial services attorneys regularly address the latest innovations in financial products and business strategy, along with the latest changes in the regulatory environment. This depth of experience with both institutional users of the markets and financial intermediaries allows Katten’s financial services attorneys to provide creative ideas while being responsive to both the practical and economic needs of its clients.