Greenberg Traurig’s Joel Katz Honored by Little Big Town, Davido & Michael W. Smith at City of Hope's Spirit of Life Gala

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Joel A. Katz, chair of the Global Entertainment and Media Practice at global firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, received the prestigious “Spirit of Life Award” at the City of Hope’s gala on Nov. 10 in Santa Monica.

Joel A. Katz receives the prestigious "Spirit of Life Award" at the City of Hope's gala on Nov. 10.

Joel A. Katz receives the prestigious "Spirit of Life Award" at the City of Hope's gala on Nov. 10.

Joel A. Katz, chair of the Global Entertainment and Media Practice at global firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, received the prestigious “Spirit of Life Award” at the City of Hope’s gala on Nov. 10 in Santa Monica. The award honors Katz’s outstanding achievements in business and dedication to philanthropic causes.

The gala featured special performances by Universal Music Group Nashville’s Grammy-winning country group Little Big Town, Sony Music’s BET Award-winning recording artist Davido, and Creative Artists Agency’s Christian music singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith. The evening was hosted by Azoff MSG Entertainment Chairman/CEO Irving Azoff. Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, presented the award to Katz

Katz, Atlanta founding shareholder and co-managing shareholder emeritus, is the number-one-ranked entertainment attorney in Billboard magazine’s ‘Power 100’ list of most powerful executives in the music business. 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.

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, according to its website. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.

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 2,000 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, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2016 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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