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

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    J.J. Abrams, Jim Jackoway and Alan Wertheimer
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    Jim Jackoway and Alan Wertheimer
    Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein

    The Star Trek Into Darkness filmmaker is so busy, he requires two top dealmakers. Jackoway, who also reps David Letterman, handles television (next season, Abrams’ Bad Robot will boast a whopping four broadcast series on the air). Wertheimer takes the lead for film, including the top-secret negotiations that led to Abrams directing the next Star Wars film. “J.J.’s enthusiasm and seemingly infinite capacity to multitask are inspiring,” says Jackoway. Adds Wertheimer, “His creative genius is only exceeded by his modesty and generosity to others.”

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