Power Lawyers 2011
Long one of Hollywood's go-to talent-side litigators, Stein is tough enough to challenge Harvey Weinstein on behalf of client Michael Moore, who claims he's owed millions in profits from Fahrenheit 911. He's also knee-deep in client Tokyo Broadcasting System's potentially precedent-setting lawsuit against ABC claiming that the hit obstacle-course competition Wipeout was stolen from several Japanese shows. "Reality formats, if they are sufficiently developed, are protectable," Stein says. That theory will be tested in a key summary judgment hearing this summer.
OFF-DUTY A volleyball player, the intense family man also plays tennis with his grown son once a week.