According to Asset-Backed Alert's 2019 mid-year league tables, Katten remains in second place for a fourth year among the most active issuers' counsel for US asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations. Katten is holding steady with 32 deals and a total issuance volume of nearly $26 million.
Katten also rose to crack into the top 10 of underwriters' counsel for US asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations. The article notes the firm's concerted efforts to grow in this space, with greater underwriter/arranger relationships. Howard Schickler, co-head of the firm's Structured Finance and Securitization practice, stated, "Our team at Katten continues to focus on growth and we are proud to see that hard work come to fruition." ("Katten Gains in Underwriter Field," July 12, 2019)