Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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Founded 1974
Headquarters 11 offices throughout the U.S., plus London and Shanghai
Key People Noah Heller, Chief Executive Officer
Employees 650 attorneys, 1200 employees
Products Legal firm
Website http://www.kattenlaw.com/

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a law firm with approximately 650 attorneys in locations across the United States, London and Shanghai.[1]

According to the firm's Web site, among the firm's clients are a wide range of public and private companies, including nearly a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.[2]

Eighty-five Katten attorneys were listed in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Twenty-four Katten practices ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Also, 30 of Katten's areas of law practices were named in US News & World Report on the best law firms.[3]

History

The firm was formed in Chicago in 1974 by 24 attorneys and was originally called Katten Muchin Zavis.[4]

The goal of the founding attorneys was to create an entrepreneurial firm that would grow into a full-service national law firm.

The firm began achieving that goal in 1989, when Katten opened offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. Then in 2002, Katten expanded its New York and Washington, D.C. offices and established a presence in Charlotte, NC by merging with Rosenman & Colin LLP to become Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman. Founded in 1912, Rosenman & Colin was a distinguished New York firm with a nearly century-long reputation.

On May 2, 2005, the firm became Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. In June 2005, Katten established a presence in London to service its expanding roster of domestic and international financial services clients. The resulting affiliation, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, includes a diverse financial services practice representing banks, securities houses, insurance companies, investment managers and others operating in the financial services arena.

Katten established an office in Shanghai in February 2012 and now has a team of attorneys permanently based in China.

Key People

Futures & Derivatives Group

Banking

  • Craig A. Barbarosh
  • Jan Cate
  • David A. Crichlow
  • Guy C. Dempsey, Jr.
  • Karen B. Dine
  • Michael J. Diver
  • William B. Freeman
  • Christina Grigorian
  • Amy M. Harvey
  • Daniel B. Lange
  • Steven C. Schnitzer
  • Michael I. Verde
  • Jeffrey M. Werthan
  • Bradley Wolf

Practices & Concentrations

Practices

  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate
  • Trust and Estates

Concentrations

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Aviation
  • China
  • Credit Crisis Solutions
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Distressed Debt and Claims Trading
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Environmental
  • Fashion Law
  • Food, Drug and Cosmetic
  • Health Care
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International
  • Public Finance
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Shopping Center and Real Estate Law
  • Sport Law and Sports Facilities
  • Structured Finance and Securitization
  • Tax Planning
  • Technology

Products and Services

Katten's financial services practice includes a futures and derivatives group. Their practice includes:

  • Futures and other exchange-traded products
  • OTC derivatives across all asset classes and transaction types
  • Drafting and negotiation of standardized and customized transaction documents
  • Collateral and margin arrangements
  • Compliance procedures, trading procedures, sales practices, recordkeeping and reporting, and anti-money laundering regulations
  • Contract termination and enforcement following insolvency and other defaults
  • CFTC and SEC registrations and interpretation of rules and regulations
  • Formal and informal inquiries and investigations before regulatory bodies
  • Resolution of customer complaints, arbitration and litigation
  • Formation, merger, acquisition and disposition of financial services firms

References

  1. Overview. Katen Muchin Rosenman LLP.
  2. Firm Overview. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
  3. Awards and Rankings. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
  4. Firm History. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.