CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the top 25 law firms nationally for Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) activity in 2006, according to data collected by PrivateRaise LLC, a leading source of market intelligence for private placements of equity.

Katten was listed in PrivateRaise’s ranking of the Top 25 PIPE Investor Law Firms, placing 10th, with eight deals advised in 2006. The total value of the deals advised by the Firm was $173.5 million, with an average deal value of $21.69 million. Last year, the Firm ranked 14th, advising five deals.

Katten has one of the nation’s leading securities law practices, encompassing a broad spectrum of securities-related matters. It represents public and private companies, investment banks and other parties in connection with initial public offerings and capital-raising transactions. The Practice’s attorneys counsel companies and their boards of directors on the challenging issues involving corporate governance regulations, disclosure requirements and securities law compliance which they encounter in today’s post-Sarbanes-Oxley environment. They also have extensive experience handling the securities law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other complex corporate transactions.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP ( is a full-service law firm with offices in the nation's largest centers of business, government, finance and technology and an affiliated entity in London. With over 650 attorneys in more than 40 areas of practice, Katten provides timely and cost-effective counsel to clients in numerous industries. Katten provides advice for a wide range of public and private companies – from entrepreneurial, emerging-growth, and middle market firms to global Fortune 100 corporations – as well as government entities, institutions of higher learning, museums and a host of other charitable and cultural organizations.