(LOS ANGELES) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Cynthia D. Brittain has joined the firm as a partner in its Private Wealth practice in the Los Angeles–Century City office.

"Our Private Wealth practice is one of the most widely respected in the country as it provides creative and comprehensive representation in all areas of private client services," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey. "Cynthia's extensive background in estate planning and wealth management will be a key contributor to our capabilities in this area."

Prior to joining Katten, Brittain served as the director of Inbound Wealth Advisory and a senior fiduciary officer for Northern Trust, where she was responsible for designing estate plans and advising on the use of multi-jurisdictions for effective tax planning. She also previously was employed as an attorney in London and Hong Kong, and has extensive experience counseling clients on tax mitigation and cross-border wealth transfer strategies as well as succession plans for family-owned companies.

"Cynthia's impressive knowledge of domestic and international estate and tax planning strategies adds to our award-winning repertoire of skills and services that help us and our clients stay ahead of the continually evolving trusts and estates laws," said Joshua S. Rubenstein, national head of the firm's Trusts and Estates practice and national chair of the Private Client Services group.

Brittain frequently is tapped as a guest speaker on multi-generational and international estate planning and cross-border fiduciary issues. In addition, she serves as a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and co-chair of the tax committee of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association.