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 2005, according to data collected by PrivateRaise LLC, a leading source of market intelligence for private placements of equity.

Katten was listed in PrivateRaise’s list of the Top 25 PIPE Investor Law Firms, ranking 14th in number of deals invested (five) and 20th in total dollar value of its deals ($108.5 million). The Firm also made the list of PIPE Issuer Law Firms, coming in 24th in number of deals advised (seven) and 23rd in total dollar value ($170.06 million).

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 national, full-service law firm with offices in the nation's largest centers of business, government, finance and technology and an associated entity in London. The Firm’s 600 attorneys in more than 40 practice areas provide timely and cost-effective counsel to clients in numerous industries. They serve as business advisers and advocates 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, non-profits, and charitable and cultural organizations.