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Overview

Our Clients

We represent public and private companies and other business organizations in every major industry in cases ranging from contract disputes and regulatory matters, to class action lawsuits, antitrust matters and other complex commercial and criminal litigation.

Our Services

Katten attorneys have the depth and experience to handle, and if necessary, to litigate through appeal, virtually any type of case. We regularly try "bet the company" cases to verdict and appear in federal and state courts across the nation at the trial and appellate levels, before arbitration tribunals and administrative law judges, and in specialty courts.

Clients benefit from the experience of the many Katten attorneys who have held positions at the US Department of Justice, the US Attorney's Office, the White House, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies and prosecutors' offices at both the state and federal levels across the country. Our team adeptly handles the many risks, investigations, government inquiries and proceedings that accompany large cases, and guides clients through the resulting parallel and complex proceedings. We act as national or regional counsel for clients, coordinating closely with local and other outside counsel to bring the best possible conclusion to complex and multiple jurisdiction actions.

Clients also count on our substantial appellate experience, whether we are handling an appeal from our own litigation efforts, or have been hired to sustain a lower court victory or obtain a reversal of an adverse judgment. Our appellate litigators are fully integrated members of our trial teams, drafting critical motions and advising on how best to position our clients' cases for success on appeal.

In addition to being a "go to" litigation firm at the trial and appellate levels, we offer substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution. Recognizing that sometimes the best possible resolution is something short of a trial, we provide effective representation in mediations, arbitrations, neutral panels and other ADR proceedings, and implement litigation strategies that include potential ADR solutions.

Katten's Litigation practice has earned top recognition for its track record of success, but we believe our litigation victories must provide value and long-term benefit to our clients. This makes us better business partners in the long run, and more successful advocates for matters on the immediate horizon.

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CLE Eligible | Beverly Hills, California
November 2, 2016
October 27, 2016
October 24–25, 2016
September 29, 2016
Mitigating Fiduciary Risk | New York, New York
September 21–23, 2016
MLRC Media Law Conference | Reston, Virginia
August 4–5, 2016
June 23–24, 2016
June 23, 2016
Entertainment Law Institute
CLE Eligible | Los Angeles, California
June 2–3, 2016
April 18, 2016
April 7–8, 2016
March 16, 2016
LeadsCon West 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada
March 2–4, 2016
January 7, 2016
December 8, 2015
November 19, 2015
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October 29–30, 2015
October 6, 2015
September 30, 2015
Paragraph IV Disputes | Chicago, Illinois
September 25, 2015
May 7, 2015
April 17, 2015
April 16, 2015
January 8, 2015
October 29–30, 2014
September 17–19, 2014
September 12, 2014
July 6–8, 2014
June 18–21, 2014
16th Annual Bench & Bar Conference | Asheville, North Carolina
June 2–5, 2014
Interactions 2014 | Indianapolis, Indiana
March 5–7, 2014
February 26, 2014
December 5–7, 2013
ABI's 25th Annual Winter Leadership Conference | Rancho Palos Verdes, California
October 22, 2013
Charlotte Estate Planning Council Luncheon | Charlotte, North Carolina
October 17, 2013
June 12, 2013
Hedge Funds Under Siege | New York, New York
May 20, 2013
Pretrial Practice 2013 | New York, New York
March 17–20, 2013
January 30, 2013
November 12–13, 2012
November 5–6, 2012
Pocket MBA Fall 2012 | Chicago, Illinois
October 23, 2012
October 16–20, 2012
October 9, 2012
July 23, 2012
Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat | Monterey, California
June 7–8, 2012
2012 E-Discovery Certification Course | Eden Prairie, Minnesota
April 27, 2012
NYCLA Law Day Luncheon | New York, New York
March 8, 2012
March 7–9, 2012
June 12–15, 2011
2011 NIRI Annual Conference | Orlando, Florida
March 28–29, 2011
December 8–9, 2010
General Counsel Forum | New York, New York
October 14–15, 2010
September 23–24, 2010
September 15, 2010
July 19–20, 2010
June 28, 2010
June 10, 2010
May 20–22, 2010
NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference | Williamsburg, Virginia
March 16, 2010
December 9–10, 2009
October 29, 2009
Human Resources Forum | Baltimore, Maryland
October 15, 2009
October 1–2, 2009
Visual Arts and The Law | San Francisco, California
September 29, 2009
September 22, 2009
July 21, 2009
June 9, 2009
June 7–10, 2009
41st Annual Radiology Summit | Orlando, Florida
April 30–May 1, 2009
Section Annual Conference | Atlanta, Georgia
April 27-29, 2009
April 14, 2009
March 19-20, 2009
March 6-7, 2009
February 25, 2009
February 25, 2009
Madoff Litigation Conference | New York, New York
February 17, 2009
Fighting Corruption | Chicago, Illinois
February 6, 2009
September 30, 2008
May 28–30, 2008
May 22–24, 2007
November 2, 2006
September 11–12, 2006
September 14-16, 2009
April 14-18, 2009
2009 Spring Meeting | Washington

Recognition

Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois), 2006–2016
Litigation: White–Collar Crime and Government Investigations (Illinois), 2007–2016
Media & Entertainment Litigation (California), 2013–2016
top 100 law firms with the largest securities practice groups, 2012
Litigation – Securities: Shareholder Litigation, 2013–2015
Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Litigation, 2013–2016
Commercial Litigation (Chicago), 2014–2016
Commercial Litigation (Los Angeles), 2012, 2015
Commercial Litigation (National), 2012–2017
Commercial Litigation (New York), 2012–2017
Commercial Litigation (Washington, DC), 2012–2017
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation (Chicago), 2012–2013, 2015–2017
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation (Los Angeles), 2012–2013, 2016–2017
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation (Washington, DC), 2012–2013, 2015–2017
Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Real Estate, 2013, 2016
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Charlotte), 2012–2016
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Chicago), 2012–2013
Litigation – Bankruptcy (National), 2012–2013, 2016–2017
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation (New York), 2013
Litigation – Environmental (Austin), 2014–2016
Litigation – Environmental (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Environmental (New York), 2013–2017
Litigation – Environmental (Washington, DC), 2012–2017
Litigation – ERISA (Chicago), 2012–2017
Litigation – ERISA (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago), 2012–2017
Litigation – Intellectual Property (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Patent (Chicago), 2015–2017
Litigation – Patent (National), 2015–2016
Litigation – Patent (National), 2015–2017
Litigation – Real Estate (Los Angeles), 2012
Litigation – Real Estate (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Real Estate (New York), 2012–2017
Litigation – Real Estate (Washington, DC), 2012–2017
Litigation – Securities (Chicago), 2012–2017
Litigation – Securities (Los Angeles), 2012–2017
Litigation – Securities (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Securities (New York), 2012–2017
Litigation – Tax (Chicago), 2012
Litigation – Tax (National), 2012
Litigation – Trusts and Estates (Los Angeles), 2012–2017
Litigation – Trusts and Estates (National), 2012
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (Los Angeles), 2014–2017
Litigation – Antitrust (National), 2012
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation (Washington, DC), 2012
Industry Focus – Environment: Litigation, 2015–2016
Litigation – Antitrust (Chicago), 2016–2017
Financial Services: Litigation, 2016
Securities Litigation: Defense, 2016
Commercial Litigation (Charlotte), 2017
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Recognition

Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois), 2006–2016
Litigation: White–Collar Crime and Government Investigations (Illinois), 2007–2016
Media & Entertainment Litigation (California), 2013–2016
top 100 law firms with the largest securities practice groups, 2012
Litigation – Securities: Shareholder Litigation, 2013–2015
Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Litigation, 2013–2016
Commercial Litigation (Chicago), 2014–2016
Commercial Litigation (Los Angeles), 2012, 2015
Commercial Litigation (National), 2012–2017
Commercial Litigation (New York), 2012–2017
Commercial Litigation (Washington, DC), 2012–2017
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation (Chicago), 2012–2013, 2015–2017
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation (Los Angeles), 2012–2013, 2016–2017
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation (Washington, DC), 2012–2013, 2015–2017
Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Real Estate, 2013, 2016
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Charlotte), 2012–2016
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Chicago), 2012–2013
Litigation – Bankruptcy (National), 2012–2013, 2016–2017
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation (New York), 2013
Litigation – Environmental (Austin), 2014–2016
Litigation – Environmental (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Environmental (New York), 2013–2017
Litigation – Environmental (Washington, DC), 2012–2017
Litigation – ERISA (Chicago), 2012–2017
Litigation – ERISA (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago), 2012–2017
Litigation – Intellectual Property (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Patent (Chicago), 2015–2017
Litigation – Patent (National), 2015–2016
Litigation – Patent (National), 2015–2017
Litigation – Real Estate (Los Angeles), 2012
Litigation – Real Estate (National), 2012–2017
Litigation – Real Estate (New York), 2012–2017
Litigation – Real Estate (Washington, DC), 2012–2017
Litigation – Sec