ATLANTA – Billboard Magazine has named Barnes & Thornburg’s Joel Katz to its “2022 Billboard Power List” for his achievements and contributions to the entertainment industry on behalf of his clients.
A senior counsel based in the firm’s Atlanta office, Katz plays a profound role in shaping the entertainment industry through his work in facilitating entertainment-related corporate mergers and acquisitions and consulting multinational and multimedia entertainment companies. His star-studded client roster includes music industry legends from an array of genres, as well as music producers, record companies, concert promoters, and corporate heavy hitters.
Billboard’s 2022 Power list calls Katz “a go-to negotiator for senior executives,” citing significant successful contract negotiations for TV and streaming rights. He previously has been honored in several Billboard rankings, including as the No. 1 entertainment attorney in the “Power 100” list.
Katz is an active participant at industry events, having served as a speaker or panelist at The Recording Academy's "Grammy in the Schools Program," the Atlanta Downtown Partnership's "Music Industry Symposium," as well as various lectures and panels for the Entertainment and Sports Industry Forum of the ABA and the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
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.