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Variety Recognizes 3 Greenberg Traurig Shareholders for its 2019 'Dealmakers Impact Report'

ATLANTA – Dec. 16, 2019 – Shareholders Daniel H. Black, Joel A. Katz, and Bobby Rosenbloum of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Entertainment & Media Practice, have been recognized in Variety magazine's 2019 "Dealmakers Impact Report." The 12th annual report features lawyers, executives, financiers, and entrepreneurs behind the most important entertainment industry deals of the past twelve months.

The individuals and deals profiled in the annual list involve mergers and acquisitions, corporate partnerships, major film financings, union and guild agreements, significant fundraisings, business-altering talent deals, and other transactions that have had a wide-ranging impact on the industry.

Black, vice chair of Greenberg Traurig's global Entertainment & Media Practice and chairman of the West Coast Entertainment & Media Practice, is widely recognized for his ability to easily navigate on the cutting edge of media as well as the traditional entertainment business. He has wide-ranging experience in the television, motion picture, and digital media arenas, having practiced law both in major studio and law firm settings.

Katz is founding chairman of the firm's global Entertainment & Media Practice and the founding shareholder of the Atlanta office. Katz is one of the most well-known entertainment attorneys globally.  He is consistently recognized by numerous publications and organizations as having one of the world's leading and most innovative entertainment and media practices and has been listed as Billboard magazine's number-one ranked entertainment attorney in its '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. 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 has played an impactful role in shaping his profession and also in spearheading philanthropic endeavors in education and cancer research.

Rosenbloum, vice chair of the firm's global Entertainment & Media Practice and co-chair of the Atlanta Entertainment & Media Practice, is one of the leading attorneys globally in the field of digital media, entertainment, and technology. He represents dozens of leading technology companies and digital service providers that negotiate licensing deals with entertainment content owners. Rosenbloum has developed a wide-ranging legal practice, counseling more than 200 businesses, including Fortune 500 companies and prominent start-ups on their global digital media strategies. He is widely considered one of the primary architects of the modern digital music business.

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.