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Greenberg Traurig’s Joel A. Katz and Jess L. Rosen Recognized in Billboard’s “Nashville Power Players”

ATLANTA – Aug. 8, 2016 – Two attorneys, Joel A. Katz and Jess L. Rosen, from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been recognized in Billboard’s “Nashville Power Players” List. Katz and Rosen have been included on the list for the second consecutive year.

Billboard highlights the deep bench of artists Katz and Rosen represent in Nashville. Rosen has negotiated deals for Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, and Loretta Lynn; they both represent Brad Paisley, and Katz represents Little Big Town. The publication also discussed Katz’s recent work for Sony Music Nashville and renewing Big Machine’s distribution deal with Universal Music Group. In addition, Rosen was recognized for securing a sponsorship and marketing agreement between Chesney and Apple Music.

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. 

Rosen is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta Entertainment and Media Practice. He focuses his practice on talent representation, including all facets of transactional entertainment matters in the music, film, television, and new media industries. Rosen represents, advises, and counsels numerous songwriters, producers, recording artists, actors, writers, and executives in all aspects of their entertainment careers. He has also helped advise his clients with respect to all aspects of new business models for a changing industry. Clients turn to Rosen for guidance and insight for creative approaches to monetize their business and increase revenue streams available other than simply producing and selling music. As a professional musician, Rosen has a unique perspective and understanding of both the creative and business issues faced by talent today.

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.