In an interview with Law360, new Katten partner Dilen Kumar discussed how his background working with large law firms and at the White House during Justice Kagan's confirmation helped bolster his experience with business and negotiations.

Dilen told the publication that working at, "the White House gave me tremendous experience in terms of negotiations but also just interacting with key players and being in the room and being in important meetings and learning how to have a seat at the table."

J. David Washburn, partner and co-chair of Katten's Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice, said Dilen's "impressive business acumen across a variety of industries will further enhance Katten's reputation as the go-to leader for dealmaking."

Law360 noted Dilen's dedication to diversity and pro bono efforts.

"Dilen's unique experience working at the White House and at the country's premier law firms combined with his passionate commitment to diversity and civic involvement, particularly in the Dallas community, aligns with what we seek and value in our attorneys at Katten, making Dilen a perfect addition to our team," said Mark S. Solomon, Corporate managing partner of Katten's Dallas office.

"Katten Snags Ex-Kirkland Partner For M&A Team," Law360, Sept. 10, 2021

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