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Petrocelli Named to Billboard’s 2017 Top Music Lawyers List

July 17, 2017

O’Melveny partner Dan Petrocelli is among Billboard’s 2017 Top Music Lawyers. The list of “61 keen legal minds” on “the front lines of copyright fights and superstar deals” was published in the July 17, 2017,  issue of the magazine. 

The publication noted Petrocelli’s representation of Sirius XM in litigation over whether the owners of pre-1972 recordings had a right to demand payment of royalties, as well as songwriters signed to Global Music Rights in an action claiming that the Radio Music Licensing Committee has engaged in “‘collusive tactics to depress [the] prices’ that radio stations pay songwriters.”

Chair of the Firm’s Trial Practice Committee, Century City-based Petrocelli has a national trial practice representing clients in major litigation in a wide variety of areas, including sports, entertainment, intellectual property, unfair competition, business torts, securities, employment law, and criminal defense.