Power Lawyers 2011
THE LEGEND: For 20 years, Hollywood's most iconic lawyer has adhered to a unique daily routine. Around 6 a.m., driver Jim Posterino picks Fields up at his beachfront Malibu home to make the 30-minute trek to Century City in his Bentley. After a full morning of work, Posterino drives Fields back to Malibu so he can eat lunch on his ocean-view deck before returning to the office to finish the day. If it seems like a lot of travel, Fields doesn't waste the time. "I sit in the back with a yellow legal pad, drafting documents and making phone calls," he says. At 82, Fields is as active as ever, handling the Weinstein Co.'s disputes and deals for A-listers Tom Cruise, James Cameron and Warren Beatty. A rare full-service consigliere, he manages lawsuits as well as contract negotiations. "I'm the last man standing who does both."