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

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    Cliff Gilbert-Lurie
    Cliff 
Gilbert-Lurie
    Ziffren Brittenham

    UC Berkeley School of Law

    Why he matters: Besides talking to superproducer Dick Wolf nearly every morning, Gilbert-Lurie continues to serve Sandra Bullock (the star of this summer’s The Heat), he scored Michael J. Fox a series commitment for his new NBC comedy, and he’s renegotiating Claire Danes’ deal for the hit Showtime series Homeland.

    Key deal: Gilbert-Lurie closed Tina Fey’s rich pact to develop shows at NBC for another 
four years and shepherded a deal for Lena Dunham to create a comedy for HBO with fellow Girls executive producer Jenni Konner. The mild-mannered lawyer isn’t sure why he has ended up representing so many comedians. “Maybe it’s because I let them be the funny one,” he says. “I don’t try to compete with them.”

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