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4 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Selected for Variety’s 2019 “Legal Impact Report”

LOS ANGELES – April 9, 2019– Four shareholders from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were recognized in Variety’s 2019 “Legal Impact Report”: Daniel H. Black, Vincent H. Chieffo, Mathew S. Rosengart, and Jeff E. Scott. The prestigious annual report spotlights the world’s leading attorneys in the entertainment industry.

Black, Vice Chair of the firm's Global Entertainment & Media Practice and Chair of the West Coast Entertainment and 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 the major studio and law firm settings. He has served as lead counsel on transactions with the major motion picture studios and television networks, in addition to major internet content producing, licensing, and advertising entities.

Chieffo, Co-Chair of the National Media and Entertainment Litigation Practice, is an entertainment and media litigator with wide-ranging trial and appellate experience. His practice also includes entertainment transactional work. His litigation experience encompasses disputes throughout the entertainment business, including those involving copyright and trademark infringement; right of publicity; defamation; the rights of estates and heirs in copyrights and other entertainment assets; idea submission; royalties and participations; and distribution and financing agreements. He has been listed for the past nine consecutive years among The Best Lawyers in America for Entertainment Law (Motion Pictures and Television and Music), Litigation (Intellectual Property), and Media Law.

Rosengart, a member of the firm’s Media and Entertainment Litigation Practice, is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. This is Rosengart’s sixth consecutive year being featured in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report.” His entertainment practice has included the representation of a number of Academy-Award-nominated and winning writers, directors, and actors, as well as noted film production and talent management companies, in high-profile, complex entertainment litigation matters and trials ranging from breach of contract to defamation to significant film and television disputes.

Scott is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Los Angeles office, Co-Chair of the Global Litigation Practice, and a member of the firm’s Litigation Executive Committee. He handles sophisticated litigation matters and has served as lead trial counsel for clients in many cases tried before judges, juries, and arbitrators. For many consecutive years, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America as a top commercial and class action defense attorney, and he has consistently been rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell.

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 more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices 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 Law360400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.