According to Asset-Backed Alert's 2017 year-end league tables, Katten is in second place for the second year in a row among the most active issuers' counsel for US asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations. Katten finished the year with 58 deals and a total issuance volume of nearly $50 billion. Additionally, Katten was recognized in the top 15 of top underwriters' counsel for collateralized loan obligations.
"While it is clear that this year was overall a very strong one for securitizations, we are proud that our team rose to the occasion to nearly double the number of deals from last year," said Howard Schickler, co-head of the firm's Structured Finance and Securitization practice. ("Top Issuer Counsel for US ABS/MBS/Top underwriter Counsel for CLOs," January 12, 2018)