ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Joel A. Katz, Chair of the Global Media & Entertainment Practice at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, once again ranked among the Top 40 of Billboard magazine’s The Power 100, a list that ranks the most powerful and influential people in the music business. Katz, who was ranked for a second consecutive year, is listed at No. 34 on the 2013 list, the highest ranking among the five attorneys selected. Katz moved four spots up from the 2012 list.
According to the publication, the list highlights the foremost power players in the music industry and ranks top executives from major labels, digital service providers, global promoters and key artists. Katz is noted for his role in a groundbreaking TV contract, where he recently inked a six-year awards deal for the Latin Grammys on Univision. He is also recognized for his role in representing Epic’s Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Columbia’s Rob Stringer, Universal Nashville’s Mike Dungan and Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun.
Katz, who is former Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section, is widely recognized as a leader in the field of entertainment law. His clients include some of the world’s most well-known entertainers, music producers, record companies, concert promoters and Fortune 500 companies. More than 30 years ago, he founded Katz, Smith & Cohen, which became one of the United States’ largest music entertainment law firms. In 1998, Katz joined his practice with Greenberg Traurig.
With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has one of the preeminent, international multidisciplinary Entertainment and Media practices. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment & Media team focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing and theater industries. The team has access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidisciplined, multimedia entertainment marketplace. U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® selected Greenberg Traurig LLP as the “Law Firm of the Year” in Entertainment Law – Music as part of the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms.”
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Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multidisciplinary law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
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