Power Lawyers 2012
Throw a dart at a TV schedule and chances are Richman represents a producer, writer or actor on the series. The Harvard Law grad handled The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons' move to Broadway in Harvey and closed a big two-year deal for Grey's Anatomy co-star Sandra Oh. He helped 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan and exec producer Robert Carlock return for the NBC comedy's final season. His kids, ages 8 and 11, had a recent client tip. "Their favorite show is Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb, and at their urging, I wound up signing [co-creator] Dan Povenmire," he says. "It was really fun to immerse myself in their world."
➻ My first clients The Dictator co-writers Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer, who at the time were working on Seinfeld. "They're friends from college."