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Greenberg Traurig’s Joel A. Katz and Bobby Rosenbloum Amongst The Music Industry’s Top Lawyers 2016, Billboard

ATLANTA – August, 5 2016 – Attorneys Joel A. Katz and Bobby Rosenbloum from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were recently recognized by Billboard in its “Music Industry’s Top Lawyers 2016” list. According to the publication, the list recognizes 41 lawyers in the music business. 

The list highlighted Katz’s work as co-counsel to the Michael Jackson estate and its recent sale of the estate’s share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, as well as his work for Big Machine Label Group. Rosenbloum was recognized for his expertise in digital rights – including the recent agreement between CBS and the Grammys and his work for SoundCloud.  

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. 

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 is widely regarded as the “go to” lawyer globally in the sphere of digital media licensing. He 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. Rosenbloum also represents numerous recording artists and songwriters, as well as executives in the music and media industries. He also serves as Deputy General Counsel of The Recording Academy.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.