Don’t confuse Katten’s casual, friendly culture for a lack of challenging, interesting work—there is plenty of it to provide associates with early hands-on experience. Among other perks, associates value the firm’s strong support of pro bono work.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

52 total (40 2Ls; 12 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year: $ 215,000

About the Firm

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...

Diversity at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

"Consistent with our founding principles of client service and legal innovation, diversity is one of the core values by which we do business every day. We are committed to having the brightest lawyers on our team at Katten, and we recognize that the best talent is diverse in many ways, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, experience, and thought. The strength and success of our law firm requires the inclusion of people with different insights and experiences, resulting in more creative solutions..."