(CHICAGO) Katten announced today that more than 150 firm attorneys were recognized in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch™ as a result of being identified by their peers in a wide range of practice areas.

Two Chicago partners — and leaders of Katten's national Capital Markets practice — were recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective practice areas — Lawrence D. Levin in Securities / Capital Markets and Mark D. Wood in Securities Regulation. 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 handful of attorneys also were acknowledged for being named to the Best Lawyers list for a decade, including Chris DiAngelo for Securitization and Structured Finance; Lisa Atlas Genecov for Health Care; Mark R. Grossmann for Corporate; Greg Hidalgo for Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions; and Joseph V. Willey for Health Care.

Katten attorneys selected by their peers for the first time for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers are: David A. Crichlow for Commercial Litigation; Seth R. Madorsky for Real Estate; Carolyn M. Passen for Trademark; Timothy J. Patenode for Litigation - Real Estate; Jeffrey R. Patt for Corporate and Venture Capital; Michael M. Rosensaft for Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Craig M. Scully for Public Finance; and Mark S. Solomon for Corporate.

Nearly 60 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 third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are George W. Carter for Real Estate; Mackenzie Collins for Trusts and Estates; Stacy A. Cundy for Trusts and Estates; Bret T. Diskin for Mergers and Acquisitions; Ben Griffith for Corporate, Health Care, and Mergers and Acquisitions; Timothy D. Kertland for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity; Louis A. Laski for Trusts and Estates; Josh Lewis for Insurance; Julia L. Mazur for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Intellectual Property; Andrew L. McKay for Trusts and Estates; Justin Alphonse Mercurio for Banking and Finance, and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity; Stanley V. Polit for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity; Michelle R. Poncetta for Real Estate; Cynthia C. Reed for Trusts and Estates; Sounia Senemar for Insurance; Eric T. Werlinger for Appellate Practice; and Sterling Williams for Corporate.

A complete list of Katten attorneys recognized in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch can be found here.