Power Lawyers 2012
Representing Tyler Perry is a full-time business. The mega-grossing multihyphenate operates his own Atlanta-based studio, requiring Johnson to be in the office each day before 7:30 a.m. to manage it all. “I find this quiet, uninterrupted time in the mornings very helpful,” says the father of three (with a fourth on the way), who is active with the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club and launched an industry-oriented fund-raising drive this year. He reps 21 Jump Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as well as Sacha Baron Cohen and sports stars like Baron Davis.
How I get leverage: “Before any negotiation, I spend time think- ing about where the leverage points are, both on my side and on the opposing side.”