(NEW YORK) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that the firm received a 2014 Client Choice Award for New York based on individual awards won by New York partners Guy C. Dempsey Jr. and David A. Crichlow, who were honored for their excellent client service in the Derivatives and Litigation categories, respectively. The selection of Client Choice Award winners is made exclusively on recommendations from senior corporate counsel worldwide.
"To be selected by clients for this type of honor is such a strong vote of confidence and demonstrates the excellent client service and exceptional work that Guy, David and all of our attorneys in New York are providing each day," said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten Chairman. "We are grateful to our clients for this recognition and are privileged to be able to assist them both as advisors and partners."
Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. These awards are given based on an extensive survey of senior corporate counsel, with this year's winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.
Guy Dempsey was the top choice in the Derivatives category for New York in the Client Choice Award national listing and was also the overall winner for the United States in that category in the international listing. Dempsey's practice focuses on derivatives and structured products and on bank regulation. He advises clients on derivatives and structured products of all types across all asset classes, as well as on related corporate governance, regulatory, collateral, compliance, insolvency and litigation issues including the Dodd-Frank Act and CFTC regulations.
David Crichlow was given top honors in the Litigation category for New York in the Client Choice Award national listing. His practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation, class action defense, creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation. Crichlow represents large companies in some of their most important litigation in federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals throughout the country. Additionally, he counsels clients in contract, commercial fraud, securities, banking, government contracts and class action litigation, as well as internal corporate investigations.
Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Winners are judged on their ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. Law firms and partners can only be nominated by corporate counsel.