Power Lawyers 2012
Hansen and the firm he co-founded 25 years ago long have been at the center of Hollywood's biggest successes. This year, his longtime client Robert Downey Jr. reportedly will make more than $50 million from the $1.4 billion success of The Avengers, a testament to Hansen's loyalty to Downey when he was struggling (Hansen also reps Mel Gibson). When he's not fishing in Jackson Hole, Wyo., he has been instrumental in his firm's increasing role as a type of Hollywood boutique investment bank, guiding some of the town's most intricate deals from conception to completion.
➻ My legal philosophy "You just have to believe in someone's talent. You have to be willing to hang with them and understand the process and be supportive and not judgmental."