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Chicago, April 02, 2024

Becker Named to 2024 Billboard Magazine's Top Music Lawyers List

Billboard Magazine named Jeffrey S. Becker, Partner, and Chair of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP's Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group, to its 2024 Top Music Lawyers list. This prestigious list honors prominent music and entertainment attorneys handling the industry's most significant legal battles and deals nationwide. Billboard recognized Becker for his representation of multi-platinum rapper Toosii, breakout pop artist Natalie Jane, Shaquille O’Neal (for his music project, DJ Diesel), late-rapper, King Von and the estate of Frankie Knuckles—the “Godfather of House Music.”

Becker founded the firm's Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group in 2012. He is also a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. His clients include Grammy Award-winning musicians, producers and songwriters, publishers and record labels, professional athletes and other creative individuals and entertainment-related businesses. Becker is a sitting member of the Board of Governors for the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy and co-chair of its Legislative Advocacy Committee.  In this role, he is currently advocating for updates to the Illinois Right of Publicity Act to safeguard artists from having third-parties misappropriate their voice and likeness through the use of artificial intelligence.

Jeff also places great emphasis on family and philanthropy, recognizing their integral role in both his personal life and career. As a dedicated advocate for giving back to the community, Jeff’s commitment extends to organizations like Lawyers for the Creative Arts, where he volunteers his time, providing invaluable legal support to artists in need. His philanthropic endeavors go beyond traditional avenues, as evidenced by his creation of "Sound of Summer," an annual musical event with a charitable purpose. This initiative not only showcases Jeff’s passion for music but also underscores his belief in using his talents to uplift others and foster positive change in the world. Learn more about Jeff and his practice here.

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