Power Lawyers 2011
When he isn't representing movie and TV creators J.J. Abrams (Super 8), Gary Ross (Hunger Games) and Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) or such actors as Sigourney Weaver and Teri Hatcher, you'll find Wertheimer playing softball (in leagues in Los Angeles and New York) or getting his hands dirty on his collection of antique autos. The most recent addition is a 1928 Ford Model A, which requires a complete restoration. Having grown up in L.A. and worked in a gas station, he's steeped in the city's two dominant cultures: cars and movies. He helped get a lot of his clients' movies made this year, including Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom for Focus Features and Jason Reitman's Young Adult for Mandate Pictures and Paramount.