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Jason Karlov Named To Billboard's 2018 Top Music Lawyers List

October 24, 2018 Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Billboard magazine has named Jason Karlov, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group, to its 2018 Top Music Lawyers list. 

Karlov was recognized for his work in bringing Bob Dylan’s first branding venture, Heaven’s Door bourbon, to market. He also helped broker Creedence Clearwater Revival’s first-ever merchandise deal for client John Fogerty. Additionally, along with artistic clients like the legal work for the Grateful Dead catalog, Karlov added Rufus Wainwright and Michael Bolton to his list of music industry clients in 2018.

This is Karlov’s latest honor bestowed by Billboard which, in 2017, highlighted his role in settling the trademark battle over the name Creedence Clearwater Revival, ending almost 50 years of litigation for John Fogerty, and for his involvement in handling the legal work for Lady Gaga’s halftime-show deal for the NFL.

Attorneys in Barnes & Thornburg’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group have a thorough understanding of the business, financing, distribution and licensing needs of the film, television, music, technology, gaming and sports industries. From coast to coast, more than 30 lawyers handle the group’s work for entertainment and sports clients, including for film, television, music, live events, and sports.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 14 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C.


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