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    Power Lawers 2012
    Howard Fishman
    Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman

    In summer 2011, Fishman found himself face to face with a wolf. "We bought a lakeside cottage in Wisconsin, where I'm from, and this wolf was 15 yards away from me," he recalls. So the USC Law grad drove 50 miles to the nearest Wal-Mart to buy "bear spray," only to find "it was the size of a fire extinguisher." So he instead decided to carry a whistle, which might come in handy when Fishman deals with the two-legged wolves in Hollywood ("much more dangerous," he jokes). The laid-back surfer closed such high-profile deals as Rachel McAdams' for The Vow, Noomi Rapace's for Prometheus and Hailee Steinfeld's for Ender's Game, while also repping Clive Owen and Rachel Weisz.

    My legal philosophy "Stay calm and try not to get emotional."

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