Power Lawyers 2011
The one-time Wall Street lawyer went Hollywood in the mid-'70s after representing George Harrison in a famous song theft case. He's now the rare dealmaker who also tackles litigation, like his recent cases representing Courtney Love in her Twitter defamation lawsuit and Dick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment against charges they stole the idea behind So You Think You Can Dance. He's also repping a consortium of investors who claim they were misled by Paramount. "When the clients were looking for a lawyer to represent them [in the Paramount case], I was the only litigator who had actually done these deals and was in a position to analyze them."