April 26, 2017 The Hollywood Reporter

Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys | Bryan Freedman

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Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys

No envelope mix-up here! Meet the attorneys behind the 'Moonlight' Oscar winner, Melania's litigation, Bill O'Reilly's downfall, the year's biggest media megamergers and pretty much anything that matters in Hollywood

6:00 AM 4/26/2017 by THR Staff Photo: James Feldman (right) with client Barry Jenkins Photographed By Sami Drasin

Bryan Freedman

Freedman & Taitelman

Alma mater McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Why he matters Freedman specializes in inside-baseball industry disputes, from agency wars to idea theft. He's repping UTA in its agent-poaching fight with CAA and beat an antitrust lawsuit over UTA's packaging practices. He's also representing Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and hidden-camera magician Michael Carbonaro of The Carbonaro Effect (who are each being sued by individuals claiming they're owed a stake in those series) as well as Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller, who's countersuing a cab driver he says used bogus assault claims to extort him.

Supervillain I'd most want to represent "Anyone from CAA."