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Dan Black Recognized by Variety500 for Third Consecutive Year

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 6, 2020Daniel H. Black, vice chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s global Entertainment & Media Practice and chairman of the west coast Entertainment & Media Practice, has been recognized for the third consecutive year by Variety in its Variety500, an annual list of the 500 global leaders shaping the entertainment industry.

According to the publication, Black was recognized for his work on deals relating to technology, gambling, digital, licensing, and more. Among his impressive body of work, Black represented Caesars Entertainment in partnership negotiations with Turner Sports' Bleacher Report to develop gaming-themed sports content, along with numerous high-level entertainment and media executives in the negotiation of their employment agreements.

Black, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office, is widely recognized for his ability to easily navigate 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. 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. 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 features an unranked list of the entertainment industry’s top 500 business leaders. Variety’s editorial board conducts extensive research in compiling the searchable list, which features moguls, representatives, financiers, executives, and producers spanning film, television, music, live entertainment, gaming, and technology.

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.