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Power Lawyers 2010

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    Ernie Del
    Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

    Del didn't set out to become the top rep for TV executives when he opened his practice in the 1970s, but "once you represent some, a certain expertise develops," he says. In addition to presiding over one of the town's top full-service boutiques, he recently negotiated new pacts for Kevin Reilly at Fox and helped Reilly's predecessor, Peter Ligouri, land at Discovery Communications. He also reps showrunners Marc Cherry ("Desperate Housewives"), Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men"). "Without being too New Agey about it, I believe that you find clients that should be with you," says Del, who shares his love of classic rock with four children, ages 4-17.

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