Greenberg Traurig’s Joel A. Katz Donates Music Collection to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Launches Music is Medicine Fund

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Joel A. Katz, chair of the Global Entertainment & Media Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has donated a priceless collection of music memorabilia to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Joel A. Katz, chair of the Global Entertainment & Media Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has donated a priceless collection of music memorabilia to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. This gift coincides with the T.J. Martell Foundation’s establishment of the Joel A. Katz Music is Medicine Fund.

Katz, who was recently named to Billboard magazine’s “Power 100” list of most powerful executives in the music business for the fifth consecutive year, has amassed a comprehensive music collection spanning decades and genres including rock, pop, hip-hop, and country. Visitors can view memorabilia such as platinum records, autographed guitars, and hand-written lyrics from some of the biggest artists in the music industry including Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, George Strait, Julio Iglesias, and Willie Nelson.

"We believe there is a real connectivity in terms of music and medicine,” Katz said. “Music can help people's disposition and aid them through certain protocols and cancer treatments they may receive at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute. Our 'wall' is all about life and reminding patients of positive memories they associate with music in order to emotionally uplift them as they experience their treatment.”

The Joel A. Katz Music is Medicine Collection is located in the Tunnel Level of the Winship Cancer Institute building on Emory's Clifton Road campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Read Emory University’s full article about the collection here.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment and Media Practice

With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, the firm has one of the preeminent, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practices. The entertainment and media team focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing, and theater industries. The team has critical access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated legal advice needed to thrive in today’s multi-disciplined, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have been consistently 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 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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