(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that the firm was distinguished in 37 different practice areas both nationally and in the metropolitan areas of Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, and Washington DC as part of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

"We've consistently strengthened our rankings each year across a wide range of practice areas which underscores our growth as a firm, and the tremendous talent and experience of our attorneys," said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten's Chairman.

In Katten's national rankings, the firm was elevated to the highest distinction in the areas of Litigation-Patent, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Additionally, the firm received rankings in two new areas, Oil & Gas Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy, and received increases in 12 practices across Katten's metropolitan area rankings in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County and Washington DC.

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