Power Lawyers 2011
Gilbert-Lurie's low-key style masks a high-powered client list: Sandra Bullock, Dick Wolf, Tina Fey and Hugh Laurie, to name just a few. This year he closed rich deals for Bullock to star opposite George Clooney in Gravity and join Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, in which she co-stars with Tom Hanks. Client Claire Danes stars in the upcoming Showtime series Homeland. Dealmaking has become much trickier, he says, because "there's more complexity, given all the new digital platforms." Gilbert-Lurie's idea of a perfect escape is to turn off his Blackberry, iPhone and iPad, all of which he carries with him. "One can always dream," he says.