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Jay L. Cooper Receives SESAC Visionary Award

LOS ANGELES – June 1, 2017 – SESAC, the only music rights organization in the U.S., honored entertainment lawyer Jay L. Cooper with the SESAC Visionary Award at its annual Film & Television Composers’ Awards, May 31, 2017, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Cooper received the SESAC Visionary Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the creative arts.

Cooper is a Shareholder and Founder of the West Coast Entertainment Practice, of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He focuses his practice on the music industry, motion picture, television, internet, multi-media, and intellectual property issues. He represents individuals and companies on intellectual property matters including recording and publishing agreements for individual artists and composers; actor, director, producer, and writer agreements in film and television; acquisitions and sales of entertainment catalogs; production agreements on behalf of music, television and motion picture companies and all entertainment issues relative to the internet; and more. Cooper is also the co-founder of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, is a former President of the Recording Academy, currently serves as a board member to SoundExchange, and is on the Advisory Board of the New York Philharmonic. In recent years, Cooper has revived his saxophone-playing career and performs with a couple of bands in Los Angeles.

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 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.