Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys
Northwestern University School of Law
Why he matters: Hergott’s A-list actor roster includes Brad Pitt — look for Hergott at the London premiere of World War Z — Russell Crowe and Jake Gyllenhaal. The avid art collector got Neil Patrick Harris a big raise for the final season of How I Met Your Mother, and he repped producer Kathleen Kennedy in her ascent to president of Lucasfilm when Disney bought the company.
Big deal: Hergott has repped writer-director Shane Black for nearly 30 up-and-down years (since before he sold the spec script for Lethal Weapon), so Iron Man 3’s $1 billion-plus gross is especially significant. “This sort of thing doesn’t happen very often,” he notes. “It’s humbling.”Click here to read THR's complete Power Lawyers list.