According to Asset-Backed Alert's 2017 mid-year league tables, Katten is in second place for the second year in a row among the most active issuer counsel for US asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations. In the first half of 2017, Katten served as issuer counsel in 18 deals totaling more than $16.8 billion.

"We are pleased that Katten has had another strong showing in the league tables," said Howard Schickler, co-head of the firm's Structured Finance and Securitization practice. "For the last four years our practice has been recognized as one of the five busiest issuers' counsel in this space, and we are very proud of the group’s collective achievement." ("Top Issuer Counsel for US ABS/MBS," July 14, 2017)