Leron Rogers, John Rose Named to Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers List

Atlanta, Ga. (July 28, 2020) – Atlanta Partner Leron E. Rogers and Associate John T. Rose were recently named to Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers List for their excellent legal work in representing high-profile clients in the music industry. The list recognizes attorneys across the country who have notably helped professionals throughout the music industry, many of whom helped navigate their clients through the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social movements.

“Thanks to Billboard for recognizing the work and dedication we put into guiding clients to succeed in the entertainment business,” Mr. Rogers said of the recognition.

In recent cases, Messrs. Rogers and Rose, alongside Atlanta Partner Jonathan D. Goins, have successfully represented clients such as William Leonard Roberts (known professionally as Rick Ross) in a dispute with Curtis James Jackson III (known professionally as 50 Cent) over Ross’ remix of “In Da Club.” They also represented Kimberly Michelle Pate (known professionally as K. Michelle) in a $1 million breach of contract suit, obtaining a full dismissal of the claim against her.

In addition to litigation matters, both Messrs. Rogers and Rose routinely handle contract negotiations for top-tier talent, including Rick Ross, YFN Lucci, Kanye West, and Jagged Edge, to name a few.

“Thank you to all of our clients who trust us with their careers and livelihood. And a special thank you to all of you for your continuous prayers during these difficult times that we are living in,” said Mr. Rose.

Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers for 2020 were chosen by editors based on nominations from peers, colleagues, and superiors, along with considerations of the attorneys’ representation of clients with notable music industry impact. That impact is measured by metrics including, but not limited to, chart positions, sales, and streaming performance as measured by Nielsen Music/MRC Data and social media impressions.

Mr. Rogers is vice-chair of Lewis Brisbois' Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice and a member of its Business Practices and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Mr. Rose is a member of the firm's Corporate Practice, Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice, and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Both attorneys regularly represent a variety of high-profile clients, including award-winning creatives, multi-platinum recording artist and producers, and celebrity entertainers.

See Billboard’s full list of 2020 Top Music Lawyers here

Please join us in congratulating Messrs. Rogers and Rose on this recognition.

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