Katten partner Anthony Paccione was named a national “litigation star” in the field of General Commercial Litigation in the 2011 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Partners Steven Bashwiner, Ross Silverman and Sheldon Zenner were named to the list of “litigation stars” in Illinois. Partner Karl Barnickol was listed as an Illinois “rising star.”

“White collar co-chair Sheldon Zenner also receives numerous mentions from peers as ‘someone to watch in the future,’” Benchmark notes.

In addition, Katten was recognized as a leading firm in White Collar Litigation and was listed as a “recommended” firm in Illinois.

Benchmark is published by Legal Media Group, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. In compiling its guide, Benchmark’s researchers conducted extensive face-to-face and telephone interviews with leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to determine the top firms and attorneys for litigation in the United States. The firms selected for the list are renowned within the business and legal communities for the quality of their trial work and their litigation professionals. “Litigation stars” are individuals who were consistently recommended as incontrovertible stars by clients and peers.

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