Lance Zinman, Global Chair of the Financial Markets and Funds Department, has been named to The American Lawyer's inaugural Midwest Trailblazers list for being an "agent of change" in the financial services industry and a "trusted legal advisor" to a broad range of financial market participants, including some of the world's largest proprietary trading firms, which he has counselled since that industry's inception. The profile highlights how Chambers USA describes his industry acumen as "top of the class — nobody is better or more knowledgeable to work with."

The article notes his work at the forefront of the quant and proprietary trading industry, establishing the firm's innovative and highly successful Quantitative and Algorithmic Trading practice. Additionally, The American Lawyer points out that the reputation of Lance's team as a one-stop shop for addressing all of the legal needs for asset managers, quant funds, major proprietary trading firms and other market participants is a particular point of pride for him.

Looking ahead, Lance expects alternative investment strategies to continue to drive global trading. As evidenced in this global pandemic, he indicated that an experienced, interdisciplinary team that focuses on all aspects of development would continue to be key for how Katten supports its clients. ("The American Lawyer – Midwest Trailblazers," April 2021)