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Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys

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    Barry Hirsch
    Barry Hirsch
    Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman

    USC School of Law

    Why he matters: Hirsch’s five decades of practicing law have allowed him to pick and choose clients. This year, the licensed therapist helped Julia Roberts join Meryl Streep in August: Osage County, put Sean Penn 
in Gangster Squad and closed deals for The Great Gatsby producers Douglas Zwick and Lucy Fisher to take on franchise- hopeful Divergent.

    Big deal: Hirsch, who has represented Francis Ford Coppola 
for decades, also handled daughter Sofia’s deal to direct Cannes entry The Bling Ring.

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