Kimberly Smith, co-chair of Katten's Private Equity practice, has been named one of the "Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago" by Crain's Chicago Business for her work in health care mergers and acquisitions. Staying ahead of potential regulatory challenges, Kim is credited with implementing creative deal structures to provide additional deal flow and prepare for the future landscape of health care services. The article notes her diverse experience as she represents clients from a wide range of industries, including distribution and manufacturing, business services, consumer, technology and financial services. ("2017 List of Crain's Custom Media's Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago," July 31, 2017)