(CHICAGO) Katten announced today that the firm was ranked in the Capital Markets: Derivatives and the Capital Markets: Securitisation categories in the United States in the 2020 edition of Chambers Global. Attorneys Henry Bregstein, Guy Dempsey, Chris DiAngelo, Kevin M. Foley, Steven J. Reisman and Joshua S. Rubenstein also were recognized in their respective practice areas.
Bregstein, a partner in Katten's Financial Markets and Funds practice and based in New York, was recognized in the "Investment Funds: Hedge Funds - USA" category. Industry observers praised him for his "depth of knowledge and expertise" in insurance-dedicated funds and other structured finance products.
Dempsey, of counsel with the firm's Futures and Derivatives practice in New York, was recognized in both the "Capital Markets: Derivatives – USA" and the "Capital Markets: Derivatives: Mainly Regulatory – USA" categories. Chambers Global noted his experience in "advising clients on derivatives transactions across all asset classes, disputes and regulatory matters." One client praised Dempsey's "practical approach to regulations."
DiAngelo, managing partner of Katten's New York office, received the highest ranking in the "Capital Markets: Securitisation - USA" category. Chambers Global highlighted his "sharp knowledge" and "broad securitisation practice" that advises clients on asset-backed debt and wider regulatory matters pertaining to capital markets.
Foley, a partner in the Financial Markets and Funds practice in Chicago, was recognized in both the "Capital Markets: Derivatives – USA" and the "Capital Markets: Derivatives: Mainly Regulatory – USA" categories. Interviewees said that Foley, who regularly advises clients on the regulatory aspects of exchange-traded and OTC derivatives, is "extremely knowledgeable in the futures space and provides practical, efficient advice."
Reisman, head of Katten's Insolvency and Restructuring practice in New York, was recognized in the "Bankruptcy/Restructuring - USA" category. Chambers Global recommended him for his "broad practice, offering notable experience representing companies and their directors and officers, debtors in possession, lenders and trustees in connection with the full range of creditors’ rights matters." One client gave him the "highest marks" and praised him for his experience and "impeccable judgement."
National chair of the firm's Private Wealth practice in New York, Rubenstein achieved the highest raking in the "International Private Client – Global-wide" category and was "universally praised for his expertise in international trust matters." Insiders commented that Rubenstein is a "brilliant estate and tax lawyer" who is "extremely smart and very future-oriented in his thinking."