Manatt has been selected as the Law Firm of the Year in Entertainment – Music as part of the 2019 Best Law Firms rankings for U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Manatt’s entertainment and media practice has ranked nationally in Tier 1 since the inaugural Best Law Firms guide in 2010. This is the second consecutive year that the practice has been recognized as Law Firm of the Year, and the fourth time in the past five years.
U.S. News and Best Lawyers annually select one law firm for each of the 74 nationally ranked practice areas for the Law Firm of the Year award. The law firm that receives this distinct recognition is understood as having been exemplary in all arenas during the research period. The factors reviewed in the research period include lawyer and client evaluations, peer reviews from leading lawyers and supplemental information provided by firms.
Co-chaired by Best Lawyers-recognized Jeff Biederman and Gary Gilbert, Manatt’s music practice has long been considered a leader in the industry. The firm’s music lawyers represent songwriters and recording artists—along with their estates—to protect their interests by drafting and negotiating agreements from recording and publishing to touring and merchandising. In addition to protecting the interests of some of the industry’s most high-profile talent, Manatt’s music lawyers represent record and publishing companies, concert promotion companies, music industry executives, managers and more.
Read the full ranking here.