December 9, 2020 (New York) – Proskauer partners Rob Freeman and Keisha-Ann Gray were named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers 2020: New York's Top 20 Entertainment Attorneys. Recognizing no more than two lawyers from any one law firm, THR’s New York Power Lawyers list spotlights the most influential attorneys in the entertainment industry who are based in NYC.
Keisha-Ann Gray, partner in the Labor & Employment Department, is a distinguished trial lawyer who has secured significant victories in federal and state courts (jury trial and otherwise) for organizations facing bet-the-company, high-reaching, reputational risk claims. As important social change movements like Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and LGBTQ Pride continue to shape society and businesses, Keisha-Ann is the go-to advisor when addressing issues related to discrimination, harassment and/or lack of diversity. THR wrote, “Amid widespread social justice movements in 2020, Gray has been on the front lines of investigating misconduct complaints for major industry employers.”
Rob Freeman is a partner in the Corporate Department, co-head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group and a member of the Sports Law Group. Rob leads a team of corporate transaction attorneys focused on media, sports, entertainment and technology representing clients such as Discovery, Spectrum, Cox Communications, AMC Networks, ForgeLight, Altice USA, DISH/Sling, fuboTV, Hulu, NBA Media, NFL Media, and Urban One, among many others. “As the outside counsel to Discovery for more than a decade, Freeman has seen the company through a period of major transition for cable TV,” noted THR.
Each year, THR's editors intensively research the attorneys who are negotiating the industry's biggest deals and handling its most significant litigation to choose 100 people for the annual Power Lawyers list. The New York Power Lawyers list is an extension of that franchise, “spotlighting 20 attorneys with specialties in theater, fashion, media and music litigation who’ve been tasked with creating new deals in an unsteady landscape (cue the live-capture craze) and fighting cutting-edge courtroom battles via Zoom.”
The profiles of Keisha-Ann and Rob are linked here and first appeared in the December 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.