CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of its practices rank among the nation’s best in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and 39 of its attorneys are recommended as leaders in their respective fields. In addition, Chicago-based partner Laura Keidan Martin secured spots within two different practice areas: Healthcare and Antitrust.

Katten received Chambers’ highest ranking in the category of Real Estate – Illinois, and partners Gregory K. Brown, Michael R. Callahan, Floyd A. Mandell, Peter F. Nadel, Joshua S. Rubenstein and Stuart P. Shulruff were recognized with the guide’s highest individual rankings in their respective areas of practice. In addition, Herbert S. Wander, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice, was recognized in the guide as a “Senior Statesman,” while Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation partner Kathleen Sheil Scheidt was named an “Up and Coming” lawyer.

“It is gratifying that in each year the guide has come out that we have had more attorneys listed than in the previous year,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s National Managing Partner. “We are honored that clients and peers think so highly of our firm and its attorneys to recommend us for inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide every year.”

The firm’s practices receiving top rankings in this year’s guide include:


  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance
  • Wealth Management

For Illinois:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

For New York:

  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

For California:

  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional

For Charlotte:

  • Real Estate

Katten’s 40 attorneys in this year’s rankings include:

Michael A. Jacobson and Stuart P. Shulruff from the Chicago office were recognized for Banking & Finance.

Howard S. Lanznar and Herbert S. Wander from the Chicago office were recognized for Corporate/M&A, and Kenneth W. Miller, Brian F. Richards and Walter S. Weinberg of Chicago for Corporate/M&A: Private Equity.

Nancy J. Rich of the Chicago office was ranked for Environment: Litigation, and Steven P. Solow of the Washington office for Environment.

Laura Keidan Martin of the Chicago office was ranked for Antitrust and Healthcare, and Michael R. Callahan (national), W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., D. Louis Glaser and Steven R. Olson of the Chicago office, and Peter F. Nadel (national) of the New York office, for Healthcare.

Floyd A. Mandell and Timothy J. Vezeau of the Chicago office were recommended for Intellectual Property.

Henry Bregstein (national) of the New York office was ranked for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds.

Gregory K. Brown (national) and Kathleen Sheil Scheidt of the Chicago office were recommended for Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation.

Bruce G. Vanyo of the Los Angeles and New York offices was ranked for Litigation: Securities and Sheldon T. Zenner of Chicago was listed for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

Gail Migdal Title and Michael S. Hobel of the Los Angeles office were listed for Media & Entertainment: Litigation and Media & Entertainment: Transactional, respectively.

David J. Bryant, David R. Dlugie, Mark C. Simon and Andrew D. Small of the Chicago office, Lawrence D. Eisenberg of the New York office, J. Hayden Harrell and Daniel S. Huffenus of the Charlotte office, Benzion Westreich of the Los Angeles office, and Wendy L. Fields of the Washington office were ranked for Real Estate.

Sheldon I. Banoff, Reid A. Mandel and Saul E. Rudo of the Chicago office were recognized for Tax.

Timothy J. Lynes (national) of the Washington office was recommended for Transportation: Aviation: Finance.

Joshua S. Rubenstein (national) of the New York office was recognized for Wealth Management: Eastern Region.

The following is a breakdown of the firm’s attorneys listed by practice area:


  • Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)


  • Michael A. Jacobson
  • Stuart P. Shulruff


  • Howard S. Lanznar
  • Herbert S. Wander


  • Kenneth W. Miller
  • Brian F. Richards
  • Walter S. Weinberg


  • Nancy J. Rich (ILLINOIS)
  • Steven P. Solow (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA)


  • Michael R. Callahan (ILLINOIS)
  • W. Kenneth Davis, Jr. (ILLINOIS)
  • D. Louis Glaser (ILLINOIS)
  • Laura Keidan Martin (ILLINOIS)
  • Peter F. Nadel (NEW YORK)
  • Steven R. Olson (ILLINOIS)


  • Michael R. Callahan


  • Floyd A. Mandell
  • Timothy J. Vezeau


  • Henry Bregstein


  • Gregory K. Brown (NATIONAL AND ILLINOIS)
  • Kathleen Sheil Scheidt (ILLINOIS)


  • Bruce G. Vanyo (CALIFORNIA)
  • Sheldon T. Zenner (ILLINOIS)


  • Gail Migdal Title


  • Michael S. Hobel


  • David J. Bryant (ILLINOIS)
  • David R. Dlugie (ILLINOIS)
  • Lawrence D. Eisenberg (NEW YORK)
  • Wendy L. Fields (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA)
  • J. Hayden Harrell (NORTH CAROLINA)
  • Daniel S. Huffenus (NORTH CAROLINA)
  • Mark C. Simon (ILLINOIS)
  • Andrew D. Small (ILLINOIS)
  • Benzion Westreich (CALIFORNIA)


  • Sheldon I. Banoff
  • Reid A. Mandel
  • Saul E. Rudo


  • Timothy J. Lynes


  • Joshua S. Rubenstein

Chambers and Partners is based in London and began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares legal directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. The research is in-depth and client focused. The annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.