LOS ANGELES – July 29, 2020 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Jay L. Cooper, Joel A. Katz, Jess L. Rosen, Bobby Rosenbloum, and Paul D. Schindler were chosen as honorees on the Billboard 2020 Top Music Lawyers list, recognizing the biggest names and most prominent legal minds in the rapidly evolving world of music and entertainment law. According to Billboard, the attorneys included in the annual list are on the front lines of the music industry’s legal battles and deals.
Cooper is the founder of the Los Angeles Entertainment & Media Practice and focuses his practice on the music industry, motion picture, television, internet, multimedia, and intellectual property issues. He represents individuals and companies on intellectual property matters and contract negotiations, including recording and publishing agreements for individual artists and composers; actor, director, producer, and writer agreements in film and television; executive employment agreements; complex 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 digital services.
Katz is founding chairman of the firm’s global Entertainment & Media Practice and the founding shareholder of the Atlanta office. Katz 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. 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.
Rosen, co-chairman of the Atlanta Entertainment & Media Practice, focuses his practice on talent representation, including all facets of transactional entertainment matters in the music, film, television, and new media industries. He represents, advises, and counsels numerous songwriters, producers, recording artists, actors, writers, and executives in all aspects of their entertainment careers. As a professional jazz guitarist, Rosen has a unique perspective and understanding of both the creative and business issues faced by talent today.
Rosenbloum, chairman of the firm's global 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 startups on their global digital media strategies. He is widely considered one of the primary architects of the modern digital music business.
Schindler is the senior chairman of the New York Entertainment & Media Practice. Over the years, he has served as counsel to numerous award-winning, multi-platinum musical artists, producers, record labels, and various types of entertainment companies.
Schindler brings together a wide range of music and entertainment interests to complete prestigious endorsement deals, merchandising deals, record deals, distribution deals, joint venture agreements, touring agreements, and brand deals.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice: With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established an 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 dedicated legal counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. Its 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.
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