Robert Parker: Vintage Lawyer

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Name and current title? Robert M. Parker, wine critic and founder of eRobertParker.com. That’s a cool title. But what do you really do? What’s a day in the life of a wine critic? I have been a full-time wine critic since 1983. It is hard to describe an average day. Approximately three months of the year are spent visiting wineries …

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Marc Guggenheim: Comic Book Lawyer

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Marc Guggenheim, a writer/producer for television, film, comic books and video games, sat down with Bitter Lawyer recently to talk about his work. Where have we seen your work? Television:The Practice;Law & Order;Dragnet;Jack & Bobby;CSI: Miami; In Justice;Brothers & Sisters;Eli Stone. Film:Green Lantern (in development);Resurrection (in development). Comic books:Aquaman (DC Comics, 2005);Batman Confidential (DC Comics, waiting on publication);The Punisher (Marvel …

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Noel Biderman: King of Infidelity

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Name and Current Title? Noel Biderman, President and COO of Avid Life Media (owners of AshleyMadison.com and HotOrNot.com). And President and CEO of AshleyMadison.com. Law School? Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada. Class of ’95. What is Ashley Madison, and what’s it all about all about? AshleyMadison is a dating service for married/attached people. It works much like a traditional …

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Valerie Beck, Chicago Chocolate Tours

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What’s your current job and title? I’m the president and founder of Chicago Chocolate Tours. What is a typical day like for you? A typical day for me is chocolate-filled, of course! Entrepreneurship is about making something visible that would have remained invisible. Chicago Chocolate Tours is growing and booming, and most of my focus right now is to let …

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Shawn Foust, Video Game Attorney Guru

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Current title and employer? Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Associate and founder of the Video Game Industry Team. Law School? Law review? University of Virginia. Absolutely not. I elected to go the moot court and mock trial path, but it really seemed like my friends had a blast with the law reviews. Describe a typical day? Here are the …

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Clyde DeWitt, Adult Entertainment Attorney

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Current title and employer? Owner, Law Offices of Clyde DeWitt Years in practice: 35 Law school? Education background? JD, University of Houston Law Center (1973) Masters of Science in Accountancy, University of Houston Graduate School of Business (1976) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering (1970) How did you get into porn? “Porn” implies media, and I …

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Brett Paul, Exec. Vice President, Warner Bros. TV

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Current title and employer? Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Production Okay, but what do your really do? Warner Bros Television Production is a division of Warner Bros. We produce scripted programming for each of the major broadcast networks. Our current shows include: CBS: Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Eleventh Hour, The New Adventures of …

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Barry Landsberg, Partner, Manatt Phelps

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Current title and employer? Senior Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Los Angeles What is your particular role as a partner? I litigate business and regulatory cases and appeals for large hospital systems and other health industry providers. I am a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. I co-chair our appellate litigation practice and was the Co-Chair of …

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