Kimberly Smith, partner and co-head of Katten's nationwide Private Equity practice, comments on her return to Katten, where she first joined in 1998 and became a partner in 2006. "Katten has a very strong private equity brand, particularly in Chicago. The group's practice has fantastic momentum right now, making it a perfect time to join," she says. Kimberly is a corporate attorney who counsels private equity firms and their portfolio companies in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures and other matters. "I love the intellectual challenge of solving the new issues that inevitably arise in the complex transactions I handle," she says. ("Katten Adds Private Equity Pro From Paul Hastings," October 9, 2015)