NEW YORK – Dec. 9, 2014 – Four prominent Entertainment & Media shareholders at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP—Dan Black, Jay Cooper, Joel Katz and Bobby Rosenbloum— are profiled in Variety Magazine’s prestigious “Dealmakers Impact Report” for 2014.
According to the publication, the Dealmakers Impact Report highlights prominent lawyers, financiers and corporate executives known for their negotiating skills and for their ability to forge alliances, create consensus and increase value. All are considered visionaries and have helped negotiate deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars or deals that have set new precedents in the industry – or both.
Black, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s West Coast Entertainment & Media Practice, has extensive experience in the television, motion picture and digital media arenas, having practiced law both in the major studio and law firm settings. Equally comfortable in the traditional and new media areas, representing corporations and individuals, he has served as lead counsel on numerous transactions with the major motion picture studios and television networks, in addition to major Internet content producing, licensing and advertising entities. His clients include production and distribution, Internet and video game companies as well as advertising agencies, show runners and producers, and on-air television and sports personalities. Black also possesses substantial experience in representing internationally based clients in their entertainment industry-related matters.
Cooper, founder of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles Entertainment & Media Practice, is known throughout the entertainment industry for his four decades of deal making and balanced understanding of both the artist and company issues. He focuses his practice on the music industry, motion picture, television, new media and intellectual property issues. His clients include recording artists, motion picture and television talent, producers, writers, composers and individual talent across the entertainment spectrum. He was also the founder of Cooper Epstein & Hurewitz, a major entertainment boutique firm.
Katz, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Entertainment & Media Practice, is former chairman of the American Bar Association's Entertainment & Sports Law Section and 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.
Rosenbloum, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta Entertainment & Media Practice, has wide-ranging experience negotiating complex content agreements with record companies, music publishing companies, music publishing rights organizations, motion picture studios, television networks and various independent contact providers and aggregators. Rosenbloum advises clients with respect to all aspects of new media business models, including negotiation strategy, legal exposure and risk avoidance, as well as comprehensive strategic counseling and consulting.