(NEW YORK) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Jason C. Vigna has joined the firm as a partner in its Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice in New York. Vigna represents clients in complex securities, commercial and corporate governance matters in trial and appellate courts across the country and before the Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

"Jason's track record for resolving high profile disputes under the securities laws, RICO and other statutes will be a great addition to our nationally recognized team," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey.

Vigna, who joins Katten after 11 years of practice at Skadden Arps, has substantial experience handling disputes under federal and state statutes, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Securities Act of 1933, the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the Delaware General Corporation Law and the New York Business Corporation Law. He also has litigated a broad range of related common law claims, including claims for alleged breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and negligence.

"Jason is an exceptional lawyer who has the ability to successfully tackle large, multifaceted securities litigation issues," said Gil M. Soffer, national co-chair of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. "Our clients will benefit from his legal acumen in the securities class action area. We welcome him to the team."

Vigna's recent victories involve matters related to Bernard Madoff. He defended an asset management company and its employees in more than 60 high-profile class, derivative, bankruptcy and individual actions arising out of hedge fund investments made with Madoff, and also represented a global banking and financial services company and its affiliates in their defense of claims brought by the trustee of the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC estate.