Katten CEO Noah Heller was quoted in an article in The American Lawyer regarding the firm's move upmarket in 2015. With revenue per lawyer up 6 percent, to $900,000, and profits per partner up more than 8 percent, to $1.51 million, the gross revenue at Katten rose 4.5 percent in 2015. Noah said, "Sustained growth in profitability and revenue is more of a goal than crossing any threshold. It certainly gives me great pride as a leader of a law firm that my partners had a wonderful year." The article highlighted some of Katten's innovative matters for helping its growth, including the closing of the first securitization originated by a wholly foreign-owned company in China, a major litigation win for the blockbuster film Ted and a pro bono victory that established that a labor union may be sued for sex discrimination by a transgendered ironworker. Noah, who at 40, is the Am Law 100's youngest leader, noted that a goal for the future is to provide a clear path for up-and-coming millennial attorneys at the firm. ("The Am Law 100: Katten Moves Upmarket," March 28, 2016)