Three Named to 2014 ‘Power Lawyers’ List; A Fourth featured for work in music industry
NEW YORK (May 1, 2014) – Daniel H. Black, Joel A. Katz and Mathew S. Rosengart, shareholders with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, have been featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2014 “Power Lawyers” list. The list includes 100 attorneys whose work behind the scenes most influences the entertainment business. Additionally, shareholder Bobby Rosenbloum is included in the publication’s “Who Orchestrate Music's Biggest Deals” section, which features six top attorneys in the music industry.
Black, chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s West Coast Entertainment and Media Practice, is listed in the ‘Corporate Lawyers’ category. He is noted for representing Microsoft Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new company that's been developing content for the Xbox platform and other media. Black has extensive experience in the television, motion picture and digital media arenas, having practiced law both in the major studio and law firm settings. He is one of a small group of attorneys equally comfortable in the traditional and new media areas, whether representing corporate entities or individuals.
Katz, chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Entertainment and Media practice, is listed in the ‘Talent Lawyers’ category. He is noted for representing Pitbull, the Whitney Houston estate, Jimmy Buffett and Julio Iglesias. Katz recently represented Scooter Braun Management in selling a percentage of its business and negotiated a new Grammy-related TV show from the U.K. titled MIMS (Moments in Music), which will air later this year. 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.
Rosenbloum, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta Entertainment and Media Practice, is noted for specializing in digital technology and represents dozens of leading tech companies that negotiate licensing deals with music labels. Rosenbloum 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.
Rosengart, a shareholder in the Litigation Practice at Greenberg Traurig, is listed in the ‘Litigators’ category. He is noted for his representation of the former talent managers of Julianna Margulies in a breach of contract lawsuit and for obtaining a significant victory for director Kenneth Lonergan in a suit with a producer of the 2011 film Margaret, as well as for his representation of Sean Penn. His practice focuses on entertainment and complex commercial litigation. A former federal prosecutor, with substantial and diverse experience in entertainment litigation, Rosengart is noted for his trial experience and expertise, and for representing a number of Academy-Award-nominated writers, directors, and actors, as well as film production companies in high-profile entertainment litigation matters ranging from breach of contract to defamation to a range of film and television disputes.
According to its website, The Hollywood Reporter researches the biggest deals and legal cases of the past year to determine the 100 most influential attorneys in the United States. Lawyers are identified as talent dealmakers, litigators or corporate dealmakers, and are evaluated against their peers based on cases won/nature of deals closed as well as their reputation within the entertainment legal community.