ATLANTA – Sept. 30, 2019 – Shareholders Joel A. Katz and Jess L. Rosen of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP are recognized in Variety's Dealmakers Elite: New York 2019. The annual list profiles the leading east coast executives behind some of the most significant deals impacting the entertainment industry in the past year.
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 largest entertainment attorneys globally and has been ranked as Billboard magazine's number-one 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 in spearheading philanthropic endeavors.
Rosen, co-chair 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.
Earlier this year, both Katz and Rosen were listed in Billboard’s 2019 Top Music Lawyers. Additionally, Katz was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Entertainment Law – Music by Best Lawyers in America and recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers. He is also the recipient of the Daily Report’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosen was also named to the 2019 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers, The Hollywood Reporter's 2019 'Power Lawyers' List, and the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.
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: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.