Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys
Harvard Law School
Why he matters: With Seth MacFarlane, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig and Joseph Gordon-Levitt among his top clients — all of whom he has repped “forever,” he jokes — Austen has watched his rising stars become A-listers. What did he think of MacFarlane’s jokes — “boobs song” and all — at the Academy Awards? “Seth was hilarious at the Oscars, and it capped off an amazing year for him.”
Big deal: Along with inking a deal for Simon Kinberg to write and produce X-Men: Days of Future Past, Austen is helping turn Gordon-Levitt’s startup website hitRECordJoe into a show on the new Pivot network.Click here to read THR's complete Power Lawyers list.