Leader of Manatt’s entertainment transactions and finance practice Jordan Bromley, leader of the firm’s entertainment litigation practice Robert Jacobs, Manatt Entertainment senior partners Lee Phillips and Gary Gilbert, and Manatt Entertainment partners Jeff Biederman, Eric Custer and Monika Tashman were included on Billboard’s 2021 Top Music Lawyers list in the talent and litigation category. Those included on this year’s list played an essential role in helping the industry navigate “a land rush of negotiations, new business models from livestreaming to NFTs and the ongoing need to advocate for their clients -- and social justice.”
In the firm’s Top Music Lawyers profile, Bromley highlighted the firm’s work “to beat back a pandemic, show resilience and achieve meaningful and lasting change inside and outside our industry” by advocating for, achieving and delivering guidance surrounding the multiple federal pandemic relief channels including PPP, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. Manatt was also noted for representing Pepe Aguilar, Paul Anka, Burt Bacharach, Dierks Bentley, Jackson Browne, Tracy Chapman, Death Cab for Cutie, Diplo, Dirty Projectors, The Drums, Eagles, John Lee Hooker, Major Lazer, Migos, ODESZA, Steve Perry, Sturgill Simpson, Thievery Corporation, Trap Nation, Brian Wilson, Neil Young and the estates of Rick James and Pop Smoke.
View the full 2021 Top Music Lawyers list here.