Since its 1974 founding, Chicago's Katten Muchin Zavis has grown from 24 to over 465 attorneys, and has added branch offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. The firm divides its expertise into 50 practice areas, which "have been carefully designed to complement, augment and protect our clients' businesses and investments."
Chipping away at the glass ceiling
KMZ' Los Angeles office has won attention for its efforts change the gender landscape of the heavily male-dominated world of entertainment law. The office has several notable women partners, including Joyce Jun, Ivy Kagan Bierman, and Susan Grode. Gail Title, the office's managing partner, represents Universal Studios, MGM Studios, and Spelling Entertainment. The efforts at gender equality have proven a draw for talent. Wendy Killian, a Harvard graduate and associate in KMZ' L.A. office, told the Los Angeles Business Journal: "As a young woman lawyer, it is important to find mentors. This is a firm that has a commitment to advancing to women."
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