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Greenberg Traurig's Daniel Black Named to Variety500 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 13, 2020Daniel H. Black, vice chairman of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s global Entertainment & Media Practice and chairman of the west coast Entertainment & Media Practice, has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by Variety in its Variety500, an annual list of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry.

According to the publication, Black was recognized for his involvement in transactions valued at over $2 billion, which include the negotiation of employment and new-venture agreements for many senior entertainment and media executives worth more than $110 million in guaranteed compensation alone. Over 60% of these executives represented both gender and ethnic diversity. His work on entertainment matters on behalf of Pokémon, Canadian toymaker Spin Master, Bill Gates and his Gates Ventures, HDNet’s AXS TV channel, and prodco Sugar23 from Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar also was recognized.

Black, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office, has experience in the television, motion picture, and digital media arenas, having practiced law both in major studio and law firm settings. He has served as lead counsel on transactions with major motion picture studios and television networks, and for major internet content producing, licensing, and advertising entities. Black’s clients include production and distribution, internet, video game, and augmented reality companies, as well as advertising agencies, showrunners, and producers, along with on-air television and sports personalities.

Updated annually, the Variety500 list reflects the accomplishments of its members over the previous 12 months. The individuals chosen are the result of months of deliberation by the Variety editorial team. Over the course of several meetings throughout the year, the editorial team refines the list through careful analysis of each person’s merits, based on research and consultation with the industry at large.

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.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: