(CHICAGO) Katten announced today that more than 130 firm attorneys were recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and included in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch as a result of being identified by their peers in a wide range of practice areas.

A handful of attorneys also were acknowledged for being named to the Best Lawyers list for a decade, including Craig A. Barbarosh for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Jill E. Darrow for Tax Law, Anthony L. Paccione for Commercial Litigation, Nat Shapo for Insurance Law, and Jennifer I. Wolfe for Banking and Finance Law.

Katten attorneys selected by their peers for the first time for inclusion in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America are: Jan Harris Cate for Banking and Finance Law and Richard H. Zelichov for Litigation-Securities.

More than 40 Katten attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, which recognizes attorneys who are early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. For the first time, firm attorneys included in the second edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are Nicola A. Bunick for Commercial Litigation; Nancy Collins for Tax Law; Daniel J. Elrod, Laura Masterson, Phil Piecuch, Gregory Polovin and Brian M. Spangler for Real Estate Law; Nicholas John Heuer for Trusts and Estates; Yashas K. Honasoge for Intellectual Property Law; David M. Mohl for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; M. Ramana Rameswaran for Health Care Law; Alyse A. Sagalchik and Karolen S. Younan for Corporate Law; and Leah E.A. Solomon for Entertainment and Sports Law.

A complete list of Katten attorneys recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch can be found here.

Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast ballots evaluating the quality of the legal services of their colleagues in their practice areas. Selected lawyers are checked against state bar association sanction lists to make sure they are in good standing with the ethics committee of their state bar. Recognition by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide.