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Billboard’s 2022 Top Music Lawyers List Features Jason Karlov and Joel Katz

March 30, 2022 Atlanta | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Jason Karlov and Joel Katz have been recognized in Billboard Magazine’s Top Music Lawyers list. The list recognizes top in-house and private practice music lawyers handling the industry’s biggest legal battles and deals. 

Karlov, Chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group, handles music, sports, advertising and entertainment deals for the industry’s top live events, artists and organizations. Billboard noted Karlov’s clients include artists like Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, T Bone Burnett, Michael Bolton and Rufus Wainwright, as well as media and event companies like the NFL and professional sports clubs throughout all five major U.S. sports leagues in the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and the NFL.

Katz, who has played a profound role in shaping the entertainment industry through his career, was recognized for spearheading a team that helped promoter TEG execute a December 2021 benefit concert headlined by Kanye West and Drake at Los Angeles' Memorial Coliseum. Katz’s star-studded client roster includes music industry legends from an array of genres, as well as music producers, record companies, concert promoters, and executives. 

Barnes & Thornburg's entertainment attorneys offer music industry clients seasoned experience and creative solutions across diverse platforms in a rapidly evolving industry. 

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews. 



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