Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition.pdf

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active in the Chinese market for years, in February of 2012, the firm sought to significantly expand its existing practice by opening an office in Shanghai. As for practice scope, Katten attorneys focus on everything from antitrust to environmental law and employment law to tax. The firm’s core areas include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, commercial finance, intellectual property and trusts and estates. Katten serves the elite—including a third of the Fortune 100—as well as small entrepreneurs, government entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals. The firm also boasts a robust pro bono practice and prides itself on being one of the first large law firms to employ a partner to run the pro bono program on a full-time basis. The firm works with over twenty organizations across the country on pro bono matters. Home Sweet Home Katten has maintained a strong presence in its home markets. In Chicago, Katten has advised on everything from selling skyscrapers to headline-grabbing litigation to counseling the city’s transit authority on the issuance of more than $400 million in bonds to help fund renovations along three commuter train lines. Over in the Big Apple, partner Joshua Rubenstein co-helms an elite national trusts and estates practice. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Katten lawyers have gone native by advising entertainment industry clients and representing shopping malls. DC-based attorneys work closely with clients on corporate and litigation matters in areas including aviation, environmental and securities law. IN THE NEWS May 2017 Hola Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Lawyer Craig Barbarosh spoke to the Associated Press regarding Puerto Rico’s historic bankruptcy, explaining that insolvency on such a large scale is a long process. The story were featured prominently in several major newspapers, including the New York Times , Washington Post , and Miami Herald , as well as on TV and radio. “Think about it as a marathon,” said Barbarosh, “Today is the beginning of mile 1. A lot can and will happen.” Barbarosh was also featured in a story in the Wall Street Journal on the same topic. April 2017 Moving On Up As profiled in The American Lawyer , Winston & Strawn partners James Normile, William Dudine and Patricia Mollica are now members of Katten’s government and public finance group. Winston & Strawn of counsel Alexander Deland and associate Catriona Morgan have also joined Katten as special counsel in New York. “We are really excited to be here at Katten,” Normile said. With the move, Normile has left the office at 200 Park Avenue that he occupied for more than 30 years and moved several blocks north to Katten’s midtown Manhattan headquarters. March 2017 Chemical Safety Board Mark Farley spoke about a White House proposal to remove the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in an article in Bloomberg BNA . It was noted that while the final outcome is unclear, the budget proposal will most likely result in cuts to the CSB rather than elimination. Mark said, “They simply are trying to come
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