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Barbara Meili Named to The Hollywood Reporter's 'Top 20 Dealmakers of 2019' List

NEW YORK – Dec. 5, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Barbara Meili, has been named to The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 20 Dealmakers of 2019" list. The fourth annual dealmakers list spotlights the individuals behind some of the biggest entertainment deals of the year.

Meili represented Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand led by Chip and Joanna Gaines, in negotiations with Discovery, Inc. to launch a media joint venture. The multiplatform media company will include a linear television network and is expected to be unveiled in Summer 2020.

Meili, chair of the firm’s New York Entertainment and Media Practice, focuses her practice on representing clients in the U.S. and international video distribution industry, including counseling clients in virtually all aspects of license and distribution arrangements for traditional and emerging distribution technologies, and related merger and acquisition activity and regulatory issues. Her concentrations include cable television and digital media distribution agreements, retransmission consent agreements, regulatory issues, and license and distribution agreements. Meili was named a Top Lawyer by Cablefax in 2017. She has also been listed in Chambers & Partners USA GuideThe Legal 500 United States, and The Best Lawyers in America, among others. Meili serves as a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar of the City of New York, and Women in Cable & Telecommunications.

According to its website, The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 20 Dealmakers" list features negotiators behind some of the most headline-grabbing entertainment deals of 2019. The list spotlights those who consistently break boundaries through mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, settlements, financing, and disruptive new business models.  

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 (GT) has approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.