Renowned music and entertainment attorney Joel Katz has joined Barnes & Thornburg as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Katz was the founding chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s global entertainment and media practice. He resigned from the firm on Dec. 31, 2020. Katz has represented legendary entertainers from an array of genres, including artists, producers, record companies, concert promoters, and business leaders. His client list has included Jimmy Buffett, Jamie Foxx, Steve Harvey, Faith Hill, Julio Iglesias, Alan Jackson, Estate of Michael Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town, Ludacris, Tim McGraw, L.A. Reid, George Strait, James Taylor, Justin Timberlake, TLC, and others.
In a statement provided to MusicRow, the firm said: “Mr. Katz has a distinguished 50-year legal career representing numerous well-known artists, producers, record labels, prominent organizations in the music industry, and Fortune 500 companies. He also has been deeply involved in countless community and philanthropic organizations in Atlanta and around the country. He joins the firm’s award-winning Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice.”