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August 26, 2020

Southwestern Alumni Chart on Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers List

Southwestern made Billboard's "Leading Law Schools Of The Top Music Lawyers" list as one of the most frequently cited alma maters of the 2020 class of honorees. This year, five alumni secured their place on the Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers list. 

Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers are chosen by editors based on many factors, including nominations by peers, colleagues, and superiors. Also considered are the attorneys’ representation of clients with notable music industry impact, which is measured by metrics, including chart sales and streaming performance.


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Robert Jacobs ’92 

Partner/leader, Manatt Entertainment's litigation practice; Manatt Phelps & Phillips 



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Dan Petrocelli ’80 

Partner/trial practice committee chair, O'Melveny & Myers



Image - Erin Jacobson '09Erin Jacobson ’09 

Expertise in intellectual property rights and experience as a skilled negotiator 



Image - Brian Schall  '91Brian Schall ‘91 

Head of the entertainment department, Wolk Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin 



Image - Heidy Vaquerano '09Heidy Vaquerano ’09 

Senior counsel, Wolk Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin 



See our alumni on the Billboard's 2020 Top Music Lawyers List here.