(CHICAGO) Katten announced today that more than 180 firm attorneys were recognized in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America as a result of being identified by their peers in a wide range of practice areas.

Three partners were recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective practice areas — Charles Harris in Trusts and Estates (Chicago), Mark D. Wood in Securities Regulation (Chicago) and Kenya S. Woodruff in Health Care Law (Dallas/Fort Worth). Only one attorney in each practice and in each geographic region is selected as "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. This designation is based on high ratings in surveys demonstrating a great level of respect among peers for abilities, professionalism and integrity.

A few attorneys were also acknowledged for being named to the Best Lawyers list for a decade, including Karen Artz Ash for Trademark Law; David Halberstadter for Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Media Law and Trademark Law; and J. David Washburn for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Katten attorneys selected by their peers for the first time for inclusion in the 2024 edition of the guide are: Eli Burriss for Commercial Litigation; James J. Calder for Antitrust Law; Wendy E. Cohen for Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Christine Noelle Fitzgerald for Real Estate Law; Anna-Liza Harris for Securitization and Structured Finance Law; Barrett R. Howell for Commercial Litigation; Scott E. Lyons for Banking and Finance Law; Brandon N. McCarthy for Commercial Litigation; Cheryl Camin Murray for Corporate Law, Health Care Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Lisa Prather for Health Care Law; and Howard Schickler for Securitization and Structured Finance Law.

More than 80 Katten attorneys were listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch­® in America. This list recognizes attorneys who are early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

A complete list of Katten attorneys recognized in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch can be found here.