Greenberg Traurig’s Joel A. Katz and Jess L. Rosen Recognized in Billboard’s “Nashville Power Players”

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Two attorneys, Joel A. Katz and Jess L. Rosen, from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been recognized in Billboard’s “Nashville Power Players” List.

Two attorneys, Joel A. Katz and Jess L. Rosen, from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been recognized in Billboard’s “Nashville Power Players” List. Katz and Rosen have been included on the list for the second consecutive year.

Billboard highlights the deep bench of artists Katz and Rosen represent in Nashville. Rosen has negotiated deals for Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, and Loretta Lynn; they both represent Brad Paisley, and Katz represents Little Big Town. The publication also discussed Katz’s recent work for Sony Music Nashville and renewing Big Machine’s distribution deal with Universal Music Group. In addition, Rosen was recognized for securing a sponsorship and marketing agreement between Chesney and Apple Music.

Chair of the firm’s Global Entertainment and Media Practice, Katz, Billboard magazine's number-one-ranked entertainment attorney in Billboard magazine’s ‘Power 100’ list of most powerful executives in the music business, 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.

Rosen is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta Entertainment and Media Practice. He focuses his practice on talent representation, including all facets of transactional entertainment matters in the music, film, television, and new media industries. Rosen represents, advises, and counsels numerous songwriters, producers, recording artists, actors, writers, and executives in all aspects of their entertainment careers. He has also helped advise his clients with respect to all aspects of new business models for a changing industry. Clients turn to Rosen for guidance and insight for creative approaches to monetize their business and increase revenue streams available other than simply producing and selling music. As a professional musician, Rosen has a unique perspective and understanding of both the creative and business issues faced by talent today.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & 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 consistently been ranked by The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers,” Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” Billboard’s “Power Lawyers,” The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide and Super Lawyers.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 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, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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