NEW YORK – April 26, 2017 – Daniel H. Black, Joel A. Katz, Mathew S. Rosengart, and Jeff E. Scott, shareholders of the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, were recognized by The Hollywood Reporter on its “Top 100 Power Lawyers” list. The list includes 100 attorneys whose work behind the scenes most influences the entertainment business. According to its website, The Hollywood Reporter researches the biggest deals and lawsuits in the entertainment industry to determine the 100 most influential attorneys in Hollywood.
Black, Chair of the firm’s West Coast Entertainment and Media Practice, is widely recognized for his ability to navigate easily on the cutting edge of media as well as the traditional entertainment business. He has extensive experience in the television, motion picture, and digital media arenas, having practiced law both in the major studio and law firm settings. Black 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 endeavors.
Katz, who has been listed on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 100 Power Lawyers” list for 10 consecutive years, is Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Entertainment and Media Practice. He is the number-one-ranked entertainment attorney in Billboard magazine’s ‘Power 100’ list of most powerful executives in the music business and 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. 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.
Rosengart, a member of the firm’s Media and Entertainment Litigation Practice, is also based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is a former law clerk to Justice David Souter on the New Hampshire Supreme Court, Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney, and Justice Department Trial Attorney. Recently named one of California’s Top-100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Rosengart is noted for his deep and diverse trial experience and expertise, where he has served as lead counsel in more than 20 trials. His practice has focused on the representation of a number of Academy-Award-nominated and winning writers, directors, and actors, as well as film production companies, in high-profile, complex entertainment litigation matters and trials ranging from breach of contract to defamation to significant film and television disputes.
Scott, the firm’s Los Angeles Managing Shareholder and a member of the firm’s Media and Entertainment Litigation Practice, has served as lead trial counsel for entertainment clients including major motion picture studios, leading gaming companies, musicians, actors and leading companies in the live events industry. He has tried many cases to judges, juries and arbitrators, winning substantial plaintiff and defense verdicts and awards in a variety of industries. General counsel rely on Scott when it comes to high stakes complex litigation, including class action defense.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice
With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. 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. The entertainment and media attorneys have consistently been ranked by The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers,” Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” Billboard’s “Power Lawyers,” The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide and Super Lawyers.
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 second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.