Barbara Meili: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Barbara Meili

Shareholder; Chair, New York Entertainment and Media Practice
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment and Media
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.801.9364
Fax: 212.801.6400
University Bennington College, B.A., Comparative Literature, 1980
Law SchoolNew York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
Admitted1984, New York

Professional & Community Involvement

• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Telecommunications Law
• Member, Women in Cable & Telecommunications

BornRhinebeck, New York, 1955

Barbara Meili represents clients in the U.S. broadcast and cable industries, including counseling clients in virtually all aspects of license and distribution arrangements, merger and acquisition activity and regulatory issues. Barbara also provides general corporate representation of clients in connection with purchases of programming entities.

Areas of Concentration

• Cable television distribution agreements
• Retransmission consent agreements
• Mergers & acquisitions
• License and distribution agreements
• Regulatory issues
• Programming, marketing and ancillary services

Awards & Recognition

• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2005-2016
• Listed, Multichannel News, Top Dealmakers, 2014
• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2010 and 2013-2014
• Honored, CableFAX's Most Powerful Women in Cable, 2013
• Named, U.S. News - Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year in Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012
• Named, Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, Arrive magazine, 2011
• Listed, Chambers & Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers and law firms in the world, 2010 and 2011
• Listed, The Hollywood Reporter, Power Lawyers: Top 100 Outside Counsel
• Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2007
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.19.15 30 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
11.19.14 Greenberg Traurig Wins Five M&A Advisor Awards
09.24.14 65 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers
08.21.14 29 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
04.21.14 Greenberg Traurig's Barbara Meili Among 2014 Multichannel News ' Top Dealmakers'
01.09.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Three M&A Advisor Awards
11.20.13 Greenberg Traurig's Barbara Meili To Be Honored At CableFAX's “ Most Powerful Women in Cable” Event
08.21.13 27 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
09.01.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year
10.15.08 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2009

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


• Profiled, Lawyers Who Make Cable Deals Legal, Multichannel News, April 21, 2014


• Panelist, Current Developments in the Motion Picture and Television Industries, The ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries Annual Meeting, New York, NY, October 13-15, 2011

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represents several major cable programming services. Representation consists of negotiating agreements with cable operators, satellite distributors and other multichannel video programming distributors. Represents network-owned and operated station groups as well as various network-affiliated broadcast station owners in connection with negotiating retransmission arrangements with cable and other multichannel video programming distributors. Represents several major sports content providers. Advises on virtually all aspects of Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory issues. Represents several online and Internet-delivered programming services and other content providers.

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Office Information

Barbara Meili

200 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10166


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