Neil Miller joins Greeberg Traurig’s global entertainment and media practice
13 July 2021
Greenberg Traurig’s London office has added Neil Miller as a shareholder in the firm’s global Entertainment & Media Practice. Miller has more than 20 years’ experience as an in-house attorney with some of the world’s most innovative and successful companies, most recently as head of Facebook’s international music licensing legal team and as general counsel at SoundCloud. His focus at Greenberg Traurig will be on digital media and technology matters, with a focus on music licensing and social media.
“Neil’s arrival allows further international expansion of our highly regarded entertainment practice, particularly in the growing area of digital media,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s executive chairman. “Neil’s addition will strengthen our global offering in line with our strategy to focus on building greater resources in areas of practice and industries where we already strongly lead and in which our clients have needs given the changing global landscape. Even our private equity, corporate, litigation, regulatory, and other lawyers benefit from this deep industry penetration. Our offices in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Warsaw, and Milan have continued to grow, raise their profile, and excel during the pandemic, as have our offices across the United States and in the key innovation centers of Tel Aviv, Seoul and Tokyo. Collectively, we emerge in the post-pandemic world as a global firm that has grown not just in size, revenues, and profits, but also in quality and relevance to the industries we serve.”
Miller said: “Greenberg Traurig has a phenomenal media and entertainment practice, particularly in the digital space, which is where I have spent most of my career. I’m excited to bring my experience of international music licensing, and the challenges faced by social media and other companies operating globally, and to build on the team’s expertise and reputation”
Miller notes that while his core clients may be social media companies and technology platforms, anyone that creates, uses, or distributes content, or owns digital media assets, could potentially benefit from his experience.
“There is tremendous value in being able to offer practical advice and strategic counseling from a position of deep industry experience,” Miller said. “As well as being a legal advisor for clients in their licensing deals, I’d like to think that I can offer an additional perspective, based on my years in-house.”
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Miller was director and associate general counsel at Facebook, leading a team of attorneys responsible for licensing music rights across Facebook’s family of apps for all territories outside of the US and Canada. Previously he was senior vice president and general counsel at SoundCloud, a position he held for six years. Miller has also held positions at CBS Interactive; groundbreaking premium video service Joost; and at MTV Networks International. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales.