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

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    Susan Zuckerman Williams
    Loeb & Loeb

    USC School of Law

    Why she matters: A leading film-finance attorney, Williams has worked closely for a quarter century with Loeb's Mickey Mayerson, specializing in acquisitions, distribution and movie finance. The Toronto native has helped Netflix navigate the complex world of original programming on several deals and also Bank of America and Union Bank in financing Tom Ortenberg's Open Road Films.

    Key case: Williams was instrumental in putting together the financing for Netflix's new series Hemlock Grove. She notes, "As the company expands its original content initiative, you are trying to fit independent-financing models into a new situation."

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