Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys
Columbia Law School
Why she matters: Recently named the Beverly Hills Bar Association's entertainment lawyer of the year, the humble Shaw ("It was so unexpected," she says of the honor) has handled some of Hollywood's top African-American stars for nearly 20 years. She reps Cedric the Entertainer, who was named the new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and counts Jamie Foxx (starring in June's White House Down, set to play Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel and being courted for Annie) and Laurence Fishburne, as clients.
Big deal: Client Arsenio Hall is busy preparing for his return to late-night TV in September.Click here to read THR's complete Power Lawyers list.