Power Lawyers 2011
What does it take to thrive for decades as an A-list music-corporate attorney? "The ability to evolve and do different things from year to year," says Frankenheimer. This year, he represented Warner Music Group in connection with its pending sale to Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, and on the other side of the table he represented TuneWiki, a popular music/lyric-based application, in obtaining recording industry licenses. Frankenheimer, married to set decorator Leslie McCarthy Frankenheimer, also represents a number of individual artists including Diana Ross and Vince Gill, though the prospect for breaking new artists is not what it once was. "As painful as [current times have] sometimes been, I'm optimistic," he says.