January 01, 2015

The Miscast Lawyer

Jonathan Shapiro

Note: This article is an excerpt from the book  Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling by Jonathan Shapiro. The book is available for purchase in the ABA webstore. 

Once upon a time, Harvey Weinstein and I were sitting in a Town Car being driven through Manhattan.1 Weinstein is the greatest living movie impresario of our time. Ask him. He’s not shy. He will tell you himself.

“Sorry I’m late,” he said when we first shook hands, over breakfast at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. He just flew in from the Super Bowl, he said, where he spent the whole time talking to former President George W. Bush about Weinstein’s latest film, The King’s Speech.

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