Katz’s Greenberg Traurig Named Law Firm of the Year

Joel Katz

Joel Katz’s Atlanta powerhouse law firm Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Entertainment Law – Music by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers earlier this month.

This is the first time U.S. News—Best Lawyers included a music category in its Best Law Firms publication, and only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas received this recognition.

The awards are based on exhaustive client review surveys about Greenberg Traurig’s work in music entertainment law.

In the 2012 Best Lawyers in America, Greenberg Traurig had the most attorneys listed, as well as several attorneys named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and metropolitan regions.

“It’s quite an honor to receive this music industry designation in the first year it was presented by U.S. News—Best Lawyers,” said Katz, chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Media & Entertainment Practice. “Our team in offices around the world shares this prestigious recognition with our clients who made this possible.”

Katz serves as general counsel for The Recording Academy, special counsel to the Country Music Association, and general counsel/board member for Farm Aid Inc.


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