(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that attorneys Henry Bregstein, Chris DiAngelo, Carolyn H. Jackson, Joshua S. Rubenstein, Joseph Topolski and Herbert S. Wander were acknowledged for their excellent work in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global. Additionally, Katten was given high marks for its "Capital Markets: Derivatives" practice and elevated its ranking in the area of "Capital Markets: Securitisation."
Bregstein, global co-chair of Katten's Financial Services group, was recognized in the "USA Investments Funds: Hedge Funds" category and is described by Chambers Global as "widely respected for his expertise on securities, commodities and regulatory matters."
Managing partner of Katten's New York office, DiAngelo, was ranked in the "USA Capital Markets: Securitisation" category and according to Chambers Global, "receives widespread praise for his skill in handling mortgage and auto loan securitisations." As noted in the ranking, sources say that DiAngelo is "up on current regulations and even what's bouncing around the regulators' heads."
Jackson, who is based out of Katten's London affiliate, was lauded in the "UK – Banking and Finance" category as a "Foreign Expert for the USA," and in the "USA – Banking and Finance" category as a "Foreign Expert Based in the UK." Chambers Global notes that Jackson attracts "acclaim for her strengths on issues concerning US financial regulation, acting for a range of leading commercial and investment banks."
National head of Katten's Trusts and Estates practice, Rubenstein was given top honors in the "Global-Wide International Private Client" category and as Chambers Global observes, "He is noted for his intellectual property expertise and routinely assists with estate planning and tax matters."
Topolski, a structured finance and securitization attorney, was recognized in the "USA Capital Markets: Securitisation" category. Chambers Global credits him for his "notable strength on auto loan securitisations," and market sources note that Topolski is a "superb lawyer––creative, smart, hard-working."
Co-Chair of Katten's Corporate Governance practice, Wander was honored as a "Senior Statesman" for the sixth consecutive year. Chambers Global notes that he "advises clients on a broad range of transactional matters, with particular expertise on corporate governance issues."
Chambers Global researches the legal markets in more than 190 countries around the world, identifying leading lawyers and law firms worldwide through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Individual lawyers are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service. Chambers Global's reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of its research.