In an in-depth Q&A with The Texas Lawbook, Dallas Managing Partner Mark Solomon looked back on the achievements in the five years since Katten launched its fast-growing Dallas office.

Mark noted that since the launch in February 2018, the Dallas office has become the third-largest office behind New York and Chicago. The office has grown to include 65 attorneys across practice areas, including finance, health care, private equity, litigation, real estate and M&A.

"[O]ne of our goals, when we opened the office, was to become one of the more consequential offices in the metroplex. We think we are well on our way," Mark said, adding that the firm was named among the "Best Places to Work in North Texas" for three consecutive years, ranked in the top two tiers in the metropolitan area in more than seven practice areas by U.S. News, had 11 attorneys named as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, and had eight attorneys ranked in Texas by Chambers across five practice areas.

Mark discussed how Dallas-based partners are part of the wider fabric of the firm, holding positions on the firm’s executive committee and board of directors, as well as leading firm-wide practices. The Dallas office has also achieved several major successes, including handling high-profile and complex investigations, representing private equity clients, and helping establish Private Wealth as a significant new client offering in North Texas.

"Our firm strategy is simple — to provide the highest levels of client service while handling sophisticated transactional and litigation matters," Mark said. "We will also continue to take a people-first approach and invest in the well-being of our attorneys and business professionals."

"Katten's Mark Solomon Reflects on Dallas Office's Successes/Challenges at Five-Year Mark," Texas Lawbook*, April 12, 2023

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