Power Lawyers 2011
Ramer, the longtime lawyer for Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood, carries himself in such a regal manner that many business affairs executives admit it's hard to say no to him. That demeanor has helped him build one of Hollywood's top talent boutiques and allows Ramer to pack his annual USC entertainment law and business symposium with top speakers like Disney's Bob Iger and Sony's Michael Lynton. Ramer is active in conservative politics (though he says Sarah Palin is "not my cup of tea"), and in November he became chairman of the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
HIS OBSESSION Ramer became interested in Mexican art during trips to a family house in northern Baja. "It's the great colors," he says. "I've got three major pieces of Mexican art in my office, and 80 percent of the art in my home is Mexican."