Kate Saracene, a partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, was profiled in Law360 on her joining Katten. Kate noted Katten's family-friendly work programs, as well as the opportunity to work with Chicago clients, as two of the reasons she was attracted to the firm. She appreciates the opportunity to commute to both the New York and Chicago offices, while working roughly half the time from her home office in upstate New York to be with her children (until she can eventually relocate once they are grown). She added that the dynamic and outgoing culture of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice was something she was excited about, as Katten's team "def[ies] the typical tax lawyer stereotype." As a former human resources professional, Kate places a high value on employee relations and morale, which she considers critical components of liking where you work, and felt that Katten was an excellent fit with those values. ("Katten Muchin Adds Ex-Nixon Peabody Employment Partner," November 30, 2017)