Power Lawyers 2011
Client Mel Gibson certainly gets the most press (he's working on "a lot of projects behind closed doors," Hansen says), but the rest of his list is much less controversial. Robert Downey Jr. has Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows coming for the holidays and is at work on next summer's The Avengers. Steve Kloves penned seven of the eight Harry Potter movies, including Deathly Hallows Part 2. Hansen recently made Jon Stewart's deal to extend his stay on The Daily Show and helped Kevin Spacey's production company sell House of Cards to Netflix. Hansen was even hired by the Britney Spears Conservatorship to help with her tour. "I'm not even a music lawyer, but that has worked out well," he says.
OFF-DUTY Hansen is planning a fly-fishing trip to an Indian reservation in Bolivia with former partner Skip Brittenham.
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