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

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    Talent
    Joel McKuin
    Joel McKuin
    McKuin Frankel Whitehead

    Harvard Law School

    Why he matters: Kristen Stewart's lawyer has made a deal with his partner Scott Whitehead for a young new client, 12-year-old British actress Raffey Cassidy, to star opposite George Clooney in Disney's Tomorrowland. He also set up an eight-figure overall TV deal for Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage at ABC. "Those are always a little bit trickier," says McKuin about overall deals. "You're contemplating making different kinds of shows, and you have to plan for success."

    Big deal: Writer-showrunner Noah Hawley's adaptation of Fargo as a series for FX required another deal to have him personally write all 10 episodes for a fall start.

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