Peter Paterno: Honored As One Of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Music Business Attorneys

Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood’s Top Music Business Attorneys

Eleven pros whose clients range from Adele to Beyonce to John Legend.

By: THR Staff

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In addition to being the real-life counsel for some of the world’s biggest music stars, Paterno also occasionally plays a music lawyer on TV. He showed up in Metallica’s classic documentary Some Kind of Monster, 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto’s Artifact, and he’ll appear in HBO’s The Defiant Ones, about Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, which is due out later this year. “I’m typecast,” says Paterno, who in 2016 put together the spring Game of Thrones tour and Metallica’s summer run.

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