Katten was listed as a “highly recommended” litigation firm in Illinois in the 2009 edition of Benchmark: A Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. The firm was one of only seven firms to achieve this recognition. In addition, Benchmark named three Katten attorneys, Steven L. Bashwiner, Ross O. Silverman and Sheldon T. Zenner, “litigation stars,” and a fifth, Karl R. Barnickol, a “future star.” The firm was also named a “leading firm” on a national level in the white-collar crime litigation area. Mr. Zenner was recognized as a “star” in white-collar crime litigation. For Benchmark’s complete listings, including profiles of these Chicago partners and Katten’s Litigation Practice, click here.