Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys
NYU School of Law
Why he matters: Johnson was busy with directors this year as Shawn Levy revived This Is Where I Leave You at Warner Bros. and Antoine Fuqua reteamed with Denzel Washington for The Equalizer. For Matthew Vaughn, he negotiated a noteworthy deal that saw the filmmaker’s MARV Films finance an adaptation of the Mark Millar comic The Secret Service, with Vaughn directing and Fox distributing. The rare Hollywood lawyer who dabbles in sports, Johnson negotiated ex-New York Yankee Nick Swisher’s $60 million to $70 million pact to join the Cleveland Indians.
Big deal: Johnson reps both Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, and this year he brought them together for three Perry-produced shows on Winfrey’s OWN.Click here to read THR's complete Power Lawyers list.