JOEL KATZ, 74
Founding chairman of the global entertainment and media practice, Greenberg Traurig
RAISED $2 MILLION IN ONE NIGHT: Highlights from the A-list entertainment lawyer’s year included brokering a deal valued at upwards of $250 million for the Latin Grammys to remain on Univision through 2028, negotiating Jon Platt’s move to Sony/ATV (see cover story, page 66) and helping to set up the capital structure for Hitco Entertainment, the music/content company recently formed by ex-Epic Records chief Antonio “L.A.” Reid and music-business veteran Charles Goldstuck. Katz, who chairs the T.J. Martell Foundation, also helped set a fundraising record for the cancer research nonprofit: over $2 million in one night.
FORGET POWER SUITS, HE WEARS POWER… “Sport jackets, T-shirts and jeans — to make people comfortable so they’ll speak openly.”