IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
- - Financial Information
- - Compensation
- - Billing Rates
- - Lateral Partner Moves
- - Pro bono
- - Key Contacts
Katten Muchin Rosenman
- Designation: National
- Head Count: 586
- Gross Revenues: $490,500,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $835,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,310,000
- Year Over Year Change: 1
Based in Chicago, Katten Muchin Rosenman is the result of a March 2002 megamerger between Katten Muchin Zavis and New Yorks Rosenman & Colin. The combined firm counts corporate work, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, commercial finance, and trusts and estates as core practice areas.
For much of its history (Rosenman dates back to 1912 and Katten Muchin Zavis to 1974), the firm was decidedly United States centric, with no international offices. That changed after the merger, with the firm opening a London outpost in 2005 and a Shanghai office in February 2012 (the latter strongly pushed by former Chicago mayor Richard Daley, who joined Katten Muchin as of counsel in June 2011).Katten, however, is not known for industryleading partner takehome pay: Average compensation traditionally ranks in the 80s or low 90s among the Am Law 100 firms. And the firm experienced some contraction during the economic crisis. It finished sixtyfifth of 84 firms in The American Lawyers Recession Performance Index, which measured financial performance between 2007 and 2009a period in which Katten shed both revenues and head count (several dozen attorneys, including some nonequity partners, were let go in two rounds of layoffs).
By the start of 2011, however, the firms attorney roster was almost back to its postmerger level, and both profits per partner and net income had recovered, beating the numbers Katten turned in before the recession.
In diversity, Katten ranks in the middle of the pack; the firm finished 113th (out of 194 firms) in The American Lawyers 2011 Diversity Scorecard (minorities comprise just 5 percent of the partnership). Katten is also one of those firms where the summer associates seem to be a lot happier than their postgrad counterparts. The firm came in fifth on our 2011 Summer Associate Survey. Midlevel associates, however, werent as pleased. Katten finished eightyfifth out of 126 firms on 2011s Midlevel Associates Survey.
The latter number did mark progress from years past, given Kattens 143rd place finish (of 146 firms) in 2009 and its 111th showing (of 137 firms) in 2010.
Updated as of 1/1/12
|Survey||Rank||Year Over Year Change||Description|
|Am Law 100||62||1||Gross revenue|
|Am Law 200||62||1||Gross revenue|
|NLJ 250||68||2||Lawyer head count|
|The A-List||NR||N/A||Overall excellence|
|Pro Bono Scorecard||102||3||Pro-bono commitment|
|Diversity Scorecard||115||2||Minority head count|
|Midlevel Associates Survey||85||26||Job satisfaction|
|Summer Associates Survey||5||N/A||Summer programs|
In the News
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 17, 2013
Like many lawyers, Glenn Colton is a baseball fan. But the Dentons white-collar and government investigations practice head has taken his love for America's national pastime to the next level, scoring his own fantasy baseball column and SiriusXM radio show. In June, Colton will be inducted into the Fantasy Sports Trade Association's Hall of Fame. Also: Covington advises the U.S. Open on a new $770 million TV deal with ESPN and Bracewell & Giuliani and Loeb & Loeb get involved in two high-profile memorabilia fights in our regular look at sports and the law.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 16, 2013
Lawyers from Covington, Katten Muchin, and Milbank were watching closely Wednesday as owners of the National Basketball Association's 30 teams voted against a $625 million deal that would have sent the Sacramento Kings north to Seattle. Meanwhile, in a move that might result in another major sports team heading to the Pacific Northwest, the National Hockey League and its attorneys from Skadden nixed a $278 million bid for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2013
Taken together, Katten Muchin Rosenman's recent move into Houston and a spate of lateral hires shows that a boom in energy-related work continues to attract new Am Law firms to Space City while motivating those already doing business there to bulk up.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 10, 2013
The Southeastern Conference turned to Charlotte's Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson to advise on a sports network deal with ESPN; Rutgers replaces Cahill Gordon with Skadden for an internal probe of its embattled athletic program; a former Manatt partner counsels the first gay male athlete in a major U.S. professional sports league; and Katten Muchin gets involved in the bidding for the Sacramento Kings.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 6, 2013
Adding eight laterals, including prominent workplace safety and environmental lawyer Mark Farley, Katten Muchin Rosenman opened a Houston office, expanded in Austin and beefed up its environmental practice.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 6, 2013
Adding eight laterals, including prominent workplace safety and environmental lawyer Mark Farley, Katten Muchin has opened a Houston office, expanded in Austin and beefed up its environmental practice. Farley, who formerly worked at Pillsbury and whose clients include Chevron and other large refining companies and chemical manufacturers, will lead Katten's new Houston office.
Bill Lienhard : New York Law Journal : May 3, 2013
Diane Jeantet : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2013
Katten Muchin Rosenman hires eight attorneys in its new Houston office; Husch Blackwell brings aboard a business litigation partner in Chicago; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a partner in Hong Kong. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Coster, Victor Li, Julie Triedman, Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2013
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Diane Jeantet : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2013
As disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner considers running in this year's New York City mayor's race, a $4.8 million war chest that includes $72,721 in contributions from Am Law 200 lawyers and staffers is likely to factor into his ultimate decision.
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