(NEW YORK) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Farzad F. Damania has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate group in New York. Damania focuses his practice on capital markets transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law. Damania has experience in a broad range of transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, high yield debt offerings and initial public offerings.

"Farzad is a highly regarded securities and corporate attorney whose extensive experience will further strengthen our already outstanding capabilities," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey. "He will be a great asset to our New York office and to our global corporate and securities practices."

Damania counsels US public companies and foreign private issuers in a broad array of industries in connection with SEC, NYSE and NASDAQ filings and compliance. Damania also counsels public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and investors in tender offers and consent solicitations and in the purchase and sale of debt and equity securities. He also advises companies on corporate social responsibility, including the SEC's conflict minerals rule. Damania is a frequent speaker and author on securities matters.

"We are excited to welcome Farzad to the New York office. He brings sophisticated experience and skills working with public companies on complex commercial and capital markets matters that are a strong complement to our firmwide corporate and securities practices," said Noah J. Leichtling, head of Katten's New York Corporate group. "He fits with the level of excellence our Corporate clients expect."