Partner Daniel Schacht Named to Billboard’s 2023 “Top Music Lawyers” List

OAKLAND (April 3, 2023) – Donahue Fitzgerald is proud to announce that Partner, Daniel Schacht, has been named to Billboard’s annual list of top lawyers in the music industry.

Billboard recognized Daniel’s major clients and achievements from the past year, and mentioned that, “in his eight years as a partner, Schacht has expanded Donahue Fitzgerald’s clientele to include newer artists such as singer-songwriter mxmtoon, adding to its powerhouse roster of legacy artists including Santana, the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and songwriting duo Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann. Among many other matters, Schact led the team representing Wixen Music Publishing in its suit against Triller, seeking over $50 million in damages for copyright infringement. The case, Schacht says, was “successfully resolved in September 2022.”’

Congratulations Daniel and the teamwork of Donahue Fitzgerald’s Music and Entertainment group.

  • Andrew MacKay, Managing Partner
  • Arun Bose, Associate
  • Daniel Schacht, Partner
  • Hayley Lenahan, Associate
  • Jonathan Osder, Partner
  • Mario Choi, Partner
  • Megan Cronin, Paralegal
  • Padmini Cheruvu, Associate
  • Sami Kazi, Associate
  • Steven Lee, Partner

Group photo of Donahue Fitzgerald's Music Group

From left: Jonathan Osder, Mario Choi, Andrew MacKay, Daniel Schacht, Sami Kazi, Hayley Lenahan,

Padmini Cheruvu, Steve Lee, and Arun Bose.

View the full 2023 Top Music Lawyers list.

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Donahue Fitzgerald LLP is a full-service law firm with more than fifty attorneys with offices in the Bay Area and an office in Los Angeles. The firm provides legal advice and representation in all aspects of business and corporate law, employment, intellectual property, real estate, construction, immigration, legal cannabis, nonprofit, franchise, music and entertainment, and tax, as well as trusts and estates and litigation.