Greenberg Traurig’s Joel A. Katz Named Top Entertainment Lawyer in the 2014 Billboard ‘Power 100’ for Fourth Consecutive Year

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Joel A. Katz, chair of the Global Media & Entertainment Practice at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, is listed as the top-ranked entertainment attorney in Billboard magazine’s ‘Power 100’ list of most powerful executives in the music business.

Joel A. Katz, chair of the Global Media & Entertainment Practice at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, is listed as the top-ranked entertainment attorney in Billboard magazine’s ‘Power 100’ list of most powerful executives in the music business. Katz, who has been top-listed for four consecutive years, is also included on the list’s ‘Top 40’ at No. 32, up from No. 39 in 2014.

According to the publication, the ‘Power 100’ 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. The publication began including attorneys on its list in 2011.

Katz is recognized for some of the biggest deals in the industry including the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Jason Owen's Sandbox Management by Scooter Braun's company Silent Media Group, the sale of Combustion Music Publishing to Atlas Music Publishing, and a deal that led to a CMT-televised concert for George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.

"Greenberg Traurig is all about providing both quality legal counsel and extraordinary business results, and Joel has always stood for both as he has dedicated his career to our clients,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, the Chief Executive Officer at Greenberg Traurig. “I congratulate Joel for this prestigious honor and know that I speak for the firm and all the clients he has helped over his long career when I say it is an honor to have him as our colleague.”

Katz has been called "the dealmaker who thinks outside the box." The world’s most famous entertainers place their trust in him to craft the breakthrough deals that boost their careers, cultivate their talents, and safeguard their assets. His star-studded client roster includes music industry legends from an array of genres, as well as music producers, record companies, concert promoters, and corporate heavy hitters. A powerful force in the entertainment industry, Katz is an energetic and influential contributor who has played a profound role in shaping his profession and also in spearheading philanthropic endeavors in education and in cancer research.

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About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment and Media Practice

With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment & Media Practice 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 multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have been consistently been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide, Super Lawyers, Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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