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SOURCE Greenberg Traurig, LLP
ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 three consecutive years, is also included on the list's 'Top 40' at No. 39.
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 being a leading lawyer for artist talent and top executives, as well as industry groups like the Recording Academy. He is also recognized for his role in negotiating Troy Carter's Atom Factory deal with Universal Music/Capitol and completing multiyear recording contract deals for Julio Iglesias, George Strait, the Civil Wars and Little Big Town, among others.
"Greenberg Traurig is dedicated to providing clients with quality legal counsel and Joel is a prime example of our dedication to our clients," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, the Chief Executive Officer at Greenberg Traurig. "I would like to congratulate Joel for this prestigious honor and know that I speak for everyone at the firm when I say it is an honor to have Joel as our colleague."
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 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. 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."
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
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