The US Legal 500 2009 edition has ranked Katten among the best firms in the nation in the area of Alternative/Hedge Fund Formation and Management, thanks in part to the work done by Financial Services Partner Marilyn Selby Okoshi. US Legal 500 writes that Ms. Okoshi “is nothing short of ‘excellent,’ according to clients, providing ‘direct, smart solutions when we need them.’”

In 2009, Ms. Okoshi was also 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 for the fourth consecutive year.

Ms. Okoshi advises onshore and offshore investment funds, investment advisers, managers, funds of funds, CTAs, commodity pools and institutional investors on a broad range of regulatory, securities and other legal matters including, in particular, finance, structured finance, derivatives and financial products.