Each year for the past decade, The Hollywood Reporter has researched the bigger deals and lawsuits in the entertainment industry to determine the 100 most influential attorneys in Hollywood. From the talent dealmakers for everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Steven Spielberg to the litigators going to war for Disney, Warner Bros. and even Charlie Sheen, THR's list has become the bible for who's who of legal minds in showbiz.
ALMA MATER George Washington University Law School
WHY HE MATTERS Black has carved out a niche helping traditional media clients make a push into digital, representing companies like the BBC, which is prepping the launch of an O.T.T. streaming service. He also is helping online poker company PokerStars transform into a developer of original content. Other clients: Pokemon, Revlon and soon-to-launch app Topstars.
I COLLECT … "Biographies of historical figures. I find bios inspirational."