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Power Lawyers, The Hollywood Reporter

Dan BlackWhy he matters: Having represented Microsoft for several years on its Halo video game franchise — which, 11 years after its debut, passed 50 million unit sales in 2012 — Black has developed a specialty in digital entertainment (hence his ongoing effort to help Pokemon expand its online presence). In 2012, he represented Kathie Lee Gifford in a multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal to continue co-hosting Today's fourth hour, and he helped launch Back9Network, a golf channel that counts Clint Eastwood as an investor.

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