(CHICAGO) Katten announced today that the firm was ranked in 27 practice areas nationally in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."

Firms included in the 2021 "Best Law Firms" edition are recognized for professional excellence as reflected in the consistently impressive 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 was ranked nationally in the following areas:

National Tier 1:

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

National Tier 2:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Public Finance Law

National Tier 3:

  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Litigation - ERISA

Katten was also ranked in 59 metropolitan practice areas in the 2021 "Best Law Firms" edition. A complete listing of the firm's national and metropolitan practice areas recognized can be found here.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2021 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.