(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that 24 of the firm's practices along with 54 attorneys have been recognized as industry leaders in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Katten's Capital Markets: Derivatives and Environment (Texas) practices received new designations this year, and 12 Katten attorneys received either new or elevated rankings in their respective practice areas.

Katten's highest rankings were given in the category of Real Estate (Illinois) and Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina). Partners Michael R. Callahan, J. Hayden Harrell, Daniel S. Huffenus, Alvin Katz, Chuck Knauss, Floyd A. Mandell, Laura Keidan Martin and Joshua Rubenstein received the highest individual rankings possible in their respective practice areas.

Additionally, Herbert S. Wander, a partner in the firm's Corporate practice; Mark Zolno, head of the firm's Customs and International Trade practice; and Peter F. Nadel, who is of counsel to the firm, were named "Senior Statesmen." Harris R. Eisenberg, an associate in Katten's Corporate practice, was named an "Associate to Watch" in the Nationwide: Sports Law category.

Katten's newly ranked practices were praised for their breadth and depth of experience and superior client service. In the Capital Markets: Derivatives category clients recognized Katten by saying, "Their level of expertise in the futures market is just terrific. They are knowledgeable about the law, they have contacts with and insights into the regulators, and have good insights into what general market practices are, so they give informed advice in all respects." Clients also described the firm by saying, "They have a very good, very experienced bench, which means they can handle complex cases efficiently."

In the Environment (Texas) category Chambers USA notes Katten's skill in a broad range of environmental work, high-level litigation and the representation of clients before the EPA, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and numerous other regulatory bodies on compliance issues. Clients described the firm as having "[a] depth of experience and expertise that is effectively combined with a keen understanding of the energy industry and the ability to provide practical advice." Also mentioned by clients was Katten's "[e]xcellent legal work, and outstanding responsiveness. A very efficient and practical approach."

Katten was recognized in the following categories in the 2014 Chambers USA guide: 


  • Capital Markets: Derivatives
  • Capital Markets: Securitisation
  • Climate Change
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Law
  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance
  • Wealth Management


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Media & Entertainment Litigation
  • Media & Entertainment Transactional

District of Columbia

  • Environment


  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

New York

  • Healthcare

North Carolina

  • Real Estate: Finance


  • Environment

Katten attorneys recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA guide include:

Antitrust (Illinois)

  • Andrew G. Klevorn
  • Laura Keidan Martin

Banking and Finance (Illinois)

  • Michael A. Jacobson
  • Stuart P. Shulruff

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California)

  • Craig A. Barbarosh
  • William B. Freeman

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)

  • Kenneth J. Ottaviano
  • John P. Sieger

Capital Markets: Securitisation (Nationwide)

  • Chris DiAngelo
  • Joseph P. Topolski

Corporate/M&A (Illinois)

  • Howard S. Lanznar
  • Jeffrey R. Patt
  • Herbert S. Wander

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Illinois)

  • Kenneth W. Miller
  • Walter S. Weinberg

Environment: Litigation (Illinois)

  • Nancy J. Rich

Environment (District of Columbia)

  • Steven P. Solow

Environment (Texas)

  • Danny G. Worrell

Healthcare (Illinois)

  • Michael R. Callahan
  • W. Kenneth Davis Jr.
  • D. Louis Glaser
  • Laura Keidan Martin

Healthcare (New York)

  • Peter F. Nadel
  • Joseph V. Willey

Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)

  • Michael R. Callahan

Intellectual Property (Illinois)

  • Floyd A. Mandell
  • Timothy J. Vezeau

International Trade: Customs (Nationwide)

  • Mark S. Zolno

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

  • Henry Bregstein

Litigation: Securities (California)

  • Bruce G. Vanyo

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Illinois)

  • Gil M. Soffer
  • Sheldon T. Zenner

Media & Entertainment: Litigation (California)

  • David Halberstadter
  • Gail Migdal Title
  • Joel R. Weiner

Media & Entertainment: Transactional (California)

  • Michael S. Hobel

Real Estate (California)

  • Benzion J. Westreich

Real Estate (District of Columbia)

  • Wendy Fields

Real Estate (Illinois)

  • David J. Bryant
  • David R. Dlugie
  • Alvin Katz
  • Seth R. Madorsky
  • Mark C. Simon

Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina)

  • Frank E. Arado
  • J. Hayden Harrell
  • Daniel S. Huffenus

Sports Law (Nationwide)

  • Adam R. Klein
  • Harris R. Eisenberg

Tax (Illinois)

  • Sheldon I. Banoff
  • Saul E. Rudo

Tax Estate Planning (California)

  • Carol A. Johnston

Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)

  • Thomas E. Healey
  • Timothy J. Lynes

Wealth Management: Eastern Region (Nationwide)

  • Joshua S. Rubenstein

Wealth Management: Western Region (Nationwide)

  • Carol A. Johnston

Chambers and Partners' staff of full-time researchers prepares legal directories that assess and rank the world's leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The US guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading lawyers and firms in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.