No. 33: Joel Katz | Power 100

Joel Katz, Chairman, Global Media & Entertainment Group, Greenberg Traurig

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JOEL KATZ, 71

Chairman, Global Media & Entertainment Group, Greenberg Traurig
Last Year's Rank: 32

Katz handled some of the industry's biggest deals, including negotiating the sale of George Strait's Muy Bueno ­publishing company to Hearts Bluff Music and re-upping Big Machine's distribution agreement with Universal. He also mediated on behalf of more than 30 senior industry executives, including Sony Nashville's top 2015 hires.

Collects: "Davidoff Dom Perignon cigars."