Greenberg Traurig named Entertainment Law Firm of the Year at 2023 Benchmark Litigation US Awards

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was named Entertainment Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 Benchmark Litigation US Awards event in New York City on March 15.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 17, 2023

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was named Entertainment Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 Benchmark Litigation US Awards event in New York City on March 15. The awards recognize the nation’s most distinguished litigants and their firms for their exemplary work over the past 12 months. . Shareholder Mathew S. Rosengart, who was shortlisted for Entertainment Litigator of the Year, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.


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Greenberg Traurig’s media and entertainment litigation practice received international acclaim over the past year when Rosengart secured a court-ordered suspension of Britney Spears’ father as conservator, resulting in the termination of conservatorship of 13 years of the superstar, while beating the many of Mr. Spears. efforts to take his statement. Following Rosengart’s tenacious portrayal, Britney hailed him as her “amazing lawyer who helped change my life!!!!” and posted a photo of them together above the caption, “This man changed my life. Thank you for always being so kind and respectful to me. I just adore you.” Rosengart’s other notable recent portrayals have involved his clients Sean Penn, Keanu Reeves, Steven Spielberg and Lena Dunham.

Also in the past year, Vincent H. Chieffo, co-chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s media and entertainment practice, successfully represented popstar Katy Perry in a landmark appeal claiming no reasonable jury could have found that Perry’s hit song “Dark Horse” infringed plaintiff’s right. song “Joyful Noise” because the similarities of two eight-note “repetitive musical figures” that occur in both songs were unprotected and conventional arrangements of musical building blocks.

Additionally, Michael J. Grygiel, co-chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s Media & Entertainment Litigation firm, won a victory for leading daily newspaper publisher Gannett Co., Inc. in a high-profile libel lawsuit brought by plaintiff Nicholas Sandmann. claiming that Gannett mischaracterized his conduct towards a Native American activist at a rally in 2019. He also won the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against comedian Kathy Griffin alleging various torts including defamation related to the same rally.

“We are honored by this recognition of our practice, which represents entities and individuals in the entertainment and media industry in some of their most critical litigation,” Chieffo and Grygiel said in a joint statement. “In everything we do, delivering an exceptional customer service experience is our first priority.”

Also in Benchmark’s prestigious 2023 awards series, Greenberg Traurig’s chairwoman and co-chair of the firm’s global litigation and trial practice, Lori G. Cohen, was shortlisted for Corporate Liability Lawyer of the Year. does products and Greenberg Traurig was shortlisted for Product Liability Law Firm of the Year. . Additionally, Greenberg Traurig was shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year in Florida, Georgia and New Jersey.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Media & Litigation Group: Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary team of entertainment lawyers is recognized as one of the most experienced in the world, involved in some of the most sophisticated and advanced cases before the courts today. Our diverse client base and industry experience give us an advantage when representing clients in complex disputes ranging from trademarks, copyrights, right of publicity to technology, financing, distribution and partnerships in the entertainment industry. Greenberg Traurig was named the 2022 Media and Entertainment Practice Group of the Year by Law360 and the 2023 Entertainment Law Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation.

About Greenberg Traurig Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig Litigation Practice includes a team of over 700 lawyers. The firm’s litigators regularly appear before state and federal courts nationwide, as well as before appellate courts and international arbitration boards. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and jurisdiction model tailored to the client’s unique needs and objectives.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2,650 attorneys at 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Commended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently a top firm on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250 rankings. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab . The company is recognized for powering its US offices with 100% renewable energy, certified by the Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the US EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The company is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity and volunteer work. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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