About Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
With roots in Chicago, Katten has grown to nearly 700 attorneys across more than a dozen offices around the globe. The firm is known for its Corporate, Finance, Health Care, and Litigation practices, among others.
First Chicago, Then the World
Frustrated with stodgy conventional methods of BigLaw management, 24 attorneys struck out on their own in 1974 to form Katten Muchin Zavis in the Windy City. With an emphasis on supporting an entrepreneurial and innovative culture that remains today, Katten built up its presence in Chicago for a decade and a half before eventually branching out to Los Angeles; Washington, DC; and New York—all during a very busy 1989. After its merger with venerable Manhattan firm Rosenman & Colin in the early 90s, the firm has continued to expand to eight offices nationwide, plus two more in London and Shanghai. Even so, Katten has thus far resisted following the BigLaw trend of growing at an exponential rate.
A Little Bit of Everything
Katten attorneys focus on everything from antitrust to healthcare and insolvency and restructuring to tax. The firm’s core areas include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, private credit, intellectual property, and private wealth. Katten serves the elite—including a third of the Fortune 100—as well as small entrepreneurs, government entities, nonprofit organizations, and individuals.
The firm’s Health Care practice crosses disciplines, focusing on everything from antitrust to compliance to financings to fraud to tax issues, and more. Clients are wide ranging, including academic medical centers, hospice centers and nursing homes, hospitals, insurers, life science companies, physician groups, private equity funds, and more.
The firm’s financial services practice has a deep bench of experience, with former professionals from the CFTC, DOJ, FINRA, and SEC. The firm counsels clients in financial markets on compliance, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, product structuring, regulatory, and tax matters, among other things.
Pro Bono Pros
Katten boasts a robust pro bono practice and prides itself on being one of the first large law firms to employ a partner as Director of Pro Bono Services to run the program on a full-time basis. The firm works with over 20 organizations across the country on pro bono matters, encompassing issues such as immigration, domestic violence, and civil rights. Katten also hosts a Pro Bono Service Award event every year, in which partners and associates who show a particular dedication to pro bono work are awarded $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Katten is an active member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and is one of the Inaugural Founding Champions of the Institute for Well-Being in Law.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Katten has leveraged technology to conduct our interviews and on-boarding in a virtual manner. This approach has allowed the firm to be flexible in our approach to recruiting and to seamlessly continue hiring.
News & Awards
• The first registration for an independent and cloud-native swap data repository (SDR) granted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was obtained by Katten Financial Markets and Funds client KOR Reporting Inc. (KOR) — a trade data processing and management platform for derivatives markets. Under the CFTC's registration order, KOR is permitted to provide full SDR services for all asset classes and client segments. The approval marked the CFTC's first SDR registration approval since 2014 and the first under amended rules (Amendments) pertaining to SDRs adopted by the CFTC in September 2020.
• Katten’s Health Care Group represented the Advanced Urology Institute (AUI), a leading provider of urology services in Florida, in its affiliation with Solaris Health, a portfolio company of Lee Equity. The affiliation further expands the service territory for Solaris, which now includes 500 providers and 730,000 annual patients. AUI brings to the affiliation 105 providers and 150,000 annual patients.
• Katten represented Banyan Acquisition Corp. (Banyan), a special purpose acquisition company, in its upsized initial public offering, which closed on January 24 and debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. The underwriters, let by BTIG, LLC, exercised their option to purchase additional units in full, resulting in total gross offering proceeds of $241.5 million.
• Katten represented PSP Growth, the lead investor in a $102 million Series D funding round for OpenSpace, an AI-powered analytics platform for builders creating visual records of jobsites. PSP Growth is the venture and growth equity arm of PSP Partners.
Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, 2022— Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Top Performer and Compass Awards, 2021—Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Pro Bono Leader, 2020—American Bar Association
Flex Impact Award, 2020—Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
100 Best Companies, 2020—Working Mother
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 902-5200
Chairman: Roger Furey
CEO: Noah Heller
Hiring Partners: Kristin Achterhof (National Hiring Partner), Richard Farley (Charlotte), Peter Bogdanow (Dallas), Christy Fitzgerald and David Halberstadter (Los Angeles), Howard Schickler (New York), Tim Lynes (Washington, DC), Christopher Hitchins (London)
Total No. Attorneys (2022):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2021:
2,000-hours target for all offices
1st year: $ 215,000
2nd year: $ 225,000
3rd year: $ 250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $ 345,000
6th year: $ 370,000
7th year: $400,000+
8th year: $Determined on case-by-case basis
9th year: $Determined on case-by-case basis
Summer Associate: $$4,134.62/ week
No. of U.S. Offices: 8
No. of International Offices: 2
Los Angeles, CA (Century City and Downtown)
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Washington, DC I London