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

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    Power Lawers 2012
    P.J. Shapiro
    Ziffren Brittenham

    USC School of Law

    Why he matters: The youngest of the Ziffren firm's top partners at 39, Shapiro has some of its hottest clients: Mindy Kaling of Fox's The Mindy Project; Emma Stone, for whom he has "spent sleepless nights managing one of the most hectic plates out there," including The Amazing Spider-Man sequel and extending her role as a Revlon brand ambassador; Andy Samberg, whose Fox cop show Brooklyn Nine-Nine debuts in the fall; and Justin Timberlake's film and television work.

    Key deal: Shapiro helped steer the acquisition of VFX house Rhythm & Hues out of its recent high-profile bankruptcy.

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