(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that the firm was honored in 39 practice areas nationally and in the metropolitan areas of Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County and Washington, DC, as part of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

"I'd like to thank our clients and peers for recognizing Katten attorneys' commitment to work across a diverse scope of practice areas to solve our clients' most complex business and legal needs, efficiently and often using innovative strategies," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey.
According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals an exceptional combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal acumen.

Nationally, Katten was elevated to the highest distinction in Trademark Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property. Additionally, the firm was recognized in two new areas, Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, in Charlotte and Los Angeles respectively.

Katten was nationally ranked in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives & Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
  • Entertainment Law – Music
  • Environmental Law
  • Heath Care Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

The U.S. NewsBest Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and practice. This year it reviewed 13,803 law firms across the United States and across 122 practice areas, for a total of 2,005 firms receiving a national law firm ranking.