Power Lawyers 2011
Music fans might be surprised to learn that the same lawyer represents Paul Simon, Kanye West and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. "We're full service," says Passman, who also moonlights as an author of the indispensable treatise All You Need to Know About the Music Business, a new edition of which will be out in the fall. Passman also is helping Glee star Matthew Morrison build his recording career.
OFF-DUTY Passman is a big poker player, often driving to Commerce Casino outside L.A. Has he ever faced off against Tobey Maguire? "I don't play games that big," he jokes.