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Power Lawyers 2011

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    Litigation
    Patricia Glaser
    Patricia Glaser
    Glaser Weil Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro

    With her faint West Virginia accent and authoritative demeanor, Glaser long has been one of Hollywood's smoothest courtroom lawyers. But recently she's been equally adept settling matters out of the public eye. Keith Olbermann hired her to navigate his thorny transition from MSNBC to Current TV after reading about how Glaser had handled Conan O'Brien's exit from NBC. "His politics and mine are diametrically opposed," she says of Olbermann. But they share the same ambition and a love of the Yankees. "He's a smart guy, very engaging, and we handled the situation appropriately." A married mother of two boys, Glaser is repping WME in what is expected to be a heated arbitration with former agent John Ferriter. She's also been hired by reality powerhouse Endemol for a potentially precedent-setting case involving alleged copyright infringement on ABC's Wipeout.

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