(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that the firm received recognition in 39 different practice areas both nationally and in the metropolitan areas of Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC as part of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

"This is a great compliment to the many incredibly skilled and dedicated lawyers that make up our firm," said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten's Chairman "It also speaks to the breadth of experience and talent our attorneys offer across a wide range of practice areas."

Katten's national rankings expanded this year to include Media Law, and 13 additional practice areas were added to the metropolitan area rankings in Austin, Chicago, New York and Orange County.

Additionally, Katten was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®. In each of the practice areas ranked nationally, only one law firm receives the "Law Firm of the Year" designation.

The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings include nearly 11,000 firms in 120 practice areas in 170 metropolitan areas and eight states. They are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. In addition, the rankings incorporate the 4.9 million evaluations of 50,834 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey.

Katten was nationally ranked in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
  • Environmental Law
  • Heath Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Media Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates Law