Chief Executive Officer Noah Heller spoke to the New York Law Journal regarding the firm's addition of 30 new attorneys since the beginning of the 2018, including prominent IP litigator Deepro Mukerjee. Deepro specializes in Hatch-Waxman litigation and has handled patent and other IP disputes related to pharmaceutical compounds, biotechnology processes, computer software and other technologies. The firm anticipates "Deepro to generate significant revenue for the firm in the pharmaceutical space," where the firm tends to represent generic manufacturers. Further expansions have included a five-partner restructuring team—including widely recognized attorney Steven Reisman—that joined Katten in March, as well as seven partners from Andrews Kurth Kenyon, who launched Katten's new Dallas office in February.
Regarding the group hires, "It makes clients much more comfortable making the move to a new firm when the group of lawyers is intact," Noah stated. "All additions are intended to broaden and deepen the actual expertise of the firm, which over time we expect to have a material benefit to both our revenue and profit," he added.
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