(CHICAGO) Katten announced today that the firm was chosen as "Law Firm of the Year" for Trademark Law in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms in America. In total, Katten was ranked in 30 national and 65 metropolitan practice areas.

Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms edition are recognized for professional excellence, as reflected in consistently notable ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals an exceptional combination of quality work and breadth of legal knowledge in a particular practice area.

Katten's Trademark/Copyright/Privacy group, which exhibits excellence that led to Katten's recognition as "Law Firm of the Year," is widely known for helping some of the world's leading businesses build and protect their most valuable assets across the globe. The team, co-led by Karen Artz Ash and Floyd A. Mandell, is renowned for its registration, licensing, and sophisticated transactional work to challenging designs and asserting or knocking out infringement claims. Katten's team excels at implementing business and enforcement strategies for famous fashion, tech and media brands, and other world-renowned companies in a variety of industries. Only one law firm per legal practice area received the "Law Firm of the Year" recognition, which is based on research and peer feedback.

Katten was also ranked nationally in the following areas:

National Tier 1

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

National Tier 2

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Environmental Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Media Law

National Tier 3

  • Advertising Law
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Katten was also ranked in 65 metropolitan practice areas in the 2024 Best Law Firms edition. A complete listing of the firm's national and metropolitan practice areas recognized can be found here.

Best Law Firms® research methodology 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.