(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that nearly 100 attorneys were named and 25 practice areas recognized as part of The Legal 500 United States 2019 guide.

Mark R. Grossmann, global head of Katten's Corporate practice, Adam R. Klein, head of the Chicago Corporate group and the nationwide Sports and Sports Facilities practice, and Bruce G. Vanyo, head of Katten’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice, were selected for The Legal 500’s elite "Leading Lawyers" list in the areas of M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500 Million), Sport, and Securities Litigation – Defense, in that order. Additionally, partners Michael J. Diver, Scott A. Elliott and Michelle A. Gyves were each named a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the Securities Litigation – Defense, Environment – Regulatory, and Workplace and Employment Counseling categories, respectively.

The following practice areas and attorneys were acknowledged in The Legal 500 United States 2019 guide:

Real Estate

  • Real Estate: David R. Dlugie, Daniel S. Huffenus, Andrew L. Jagoda, Bruce Kosub, Timothy G. Little, Kenneth G. Lore and Martin Siroka

Dispute Resolution

  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Alan J. Brudner, Lily N. Chinn, Nadira Clarke, Scott A. Resnik and Gil M. Soffer
  • Financial Services Litigation: David C, Bohan, Christian T. Kemnitz and Stuart M. Richter
  • General Commercial Disputes: Stacey McKee Knight, Anthony L. Paccione and Gil M. Soffer
  • Securities Litigation – Defense: Christina L. Costley, Michael J. Diver, Bruce G. Vanyo, Jason C. Vigna and Richard H. Zelichov


  • Commercial Lending: Michael A. Jacobson, Derek F. Ladgenski, Glen K. Lim, Kristopher J. Ring, Stuart P. Shulruff
  • Financial Services Regulation: Henry Bregstein, Wendy E. Cohen, Arthur W. Hahn, Allison C. Yacker and Lance A. Zinman
  • Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate: Craig A. Barbarosh, Evan S. Borenstein, Theresa A. Foudy, Cindi M. Giglio, Steven J. Reisman, Shaya Rochester and John P. Sieger
  • Structured Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products: Guy Dempsey, Gary DeWaal, Arthur W. Hahn, Don J. Macbean, and Stanford A. Renas
  • Structured Finance – Securitization: Claudine A. Chen-Young, Chris DiAngelo, Anna-Liza B. Harris, Seth M. Messner, Stanford A. Renas, Howard Schickler, Joseph Topolski and Joshua J. Yablonski

Industry Focus

  • Environment – Litigation: Lily N. Chinn, Nadira Clarke, Greg Dillard, Karl R. Heisler and Steven P. Solow
  • Environment – Regulatory: Matthew R. Baker, Anne M. Carpenter, Lily N. Chinn, Nadira Clarke, Scott A. Elliott, Steven P. Solow, Thomas L. Van Wyngarden and Danny G. Worrell
  • Healthcare – Service Providers: W. Kenneth Davis, Jr., Lisa Atlas Genecov, Megan Hardiman, Laura Keidan Martin, Mark S. Solomon and Joseph V. Willey
  • Sport: Adam R. Klein
  • Transport – Aviation and Air Travel – Finance: Thomas E. Healey, Paul F. Kruger and Timothy J. Lynes

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright: Karen Artz Ash, David Halberstadter and Floyd A. Mandell
  • Trademarks – Litigation: Kristin J. Achterhof, Karen Artz Ash, Roger P. Furey and Floyd A. Mandell

Investment Fund Formation and Management

  • Alternative/Hedge Funds: Henry Bregstein, Wendy E. Cohen, Fred M. Santo, Allison C. Yacker and Lance A. Zinman

Labor and Employment

  • Workplace and Employment Counseling: Michelle A. Gyves

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500 Million): Russell M. Black, Evan S. Borenstein, Matthew S. Brown, Farzad F. Damania, Mark R. Grossmann, Mara A. Glaser McCahan, Jeffrey R. Patt and Kimberly T. Smith
  • Private Equity Buyouts: Christopher Atkinson, Kenneth W. Miller, Martin Ruhaak and Kimberly T. Smith

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Advertising and Marketing – Transactional: Kristin J. Achterhof, Doron S. Goldstein, Floyd A. Mandell and Sean S. Wooden
  • Media and Entertainment – Litigation: David Halberstadter, Zia F. Modabber, Gloria Franke Shaw and Joel R. Weiner
  • Media and Entertainment – Transactional: Susan A. Grode and Michael S. Hobel


  • US Taxes – Non-Contentious: Valentina Famparska, Brandon D. Hadley, Kenneth W. Miller, Saul E. Rudo and Kate U. Saracene

For 32 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on a series of criteria that highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.