LOS ANGELES – The GRAMMY Foundation® will honor John T. Frankenheimer, Co-Chairman of Loeb & Loeb LLP, with the Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Service Award, for his commitment to advancing and supporting the music community.
Frankenheimer will accept the award on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the 13th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon. The event will include remarks from keynote speaker will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, the successful rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, along with a scholarship presentation to the winning student authors of ELI’s annual Legal Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.
“It’s very meaningful for me to be a part of this annual event and I’m honored by the recognition,” said Frankenheimer, who is a founding member of the ELI Executive Committee and past Chair. “Not only am I looking forward to will.i.am’s talk as he is one of industry’s most insightful visionaries, but the issues raised in the winning student papers are always salient topics to our industry.”
The GRAMMY Foundation established ELI to encourage awareness and interest in issues facing the music industry today. ELI also aims to promote future careers in entertainment law by providing the nation's top law students networking and educational opportunities. At the luncheon, contest winners will be recognized and are invited to interact with leading entertainment attorneys and prominent music industry figures.
John T. Frankenheimer is Chair of the Music Industry Practice Group at Loeb & Loeb. His law practice is centered in the entertainment and media industries, with emphasis on both institutional and talent clients. This includes advising on the acquisition, sale and restructuring of companies, and representing corporate and talent clients in all aspects of the music industry. He speaks frequently on entertainment law-related topics and has given presentations at the UCLA School of Law; the University of Southern California Gould School of Law; the University of Miami School of Law; Tulane University School of Law; the California Copyright Society of the U.S.A.; and the New York State C.P.A./Entertainment Forum as well as numerous industry-sponsored events and seminars.
Loeb & Loeb’s Entertainment and Media Practice is among the largest in the world, with more than 75 attorneys serving clients throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Far East and Australia from firm offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.grammyfoundation.com.