Daniel Black
United States

Greenberg Traurig (LA)

Daniel
Black

Chair, West Coast Entertainment & Media

Daniel H. Black is the chair of Greenberg Traurig’s West Coast Entertainment and Media Practice and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Motion Pictures, Television, Cable and Radio Division, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

Black has served as lead counsel on many transactions with major motion picture studios, television networks online content producers, as well as on-air personalities and individual showrunners and producers.

Originally on staff at Columbia and Paramount studios, he has since represented a mix of large companies, smaller clients and startups, including the BBC, Boneyard Entertainment China LLC, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Conde Nast Entertainment, writer-producer Natalie Krinsky, Microsoft Corp., TV show creator-writer-producer Robert Padnick, The Pokemon Company International, the cosmetics company Revlon, and Reelz.

He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer, as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Entertainment Lawyers in America, and as one of The Best Lawyers in America: Entertainment Law in Motion Picture and Television. Black was featured in Variety’s Legal Impact Report and Dealmakers Impact Report, and he received the Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award from the Century City Bar Association in 2013. Black received his undergraduate degree from New York University, and his law degree from the George Washington University Law School.

Career

  • Greenberg Traurig (LA)

Education

  • New York University (NY, USA)
  • George Washington University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact

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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO STAY CURRENT—BE FLUENT IN WHATEVER IS COMING NEXT.”

What or who inspires you?

“MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND OTHERS WHO MAKE THOSE AROUND THEM BIGGER.”

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