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Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys

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    Matthew Johnson
    Matthew Johnson
    Ziffren Brittenham

    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.

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