Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys

By: THR Staff

The Hollywood Reporter

Howard King

King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano

Howard King, clients Dr Dre and Pharrell Williams, and Peter Paterno

From left: Howard King, clients Dr. Dre and Pharrell Williams, and Peter Paterno
Photographed by Koury Angelo

Alma mater UCLA School of Law

Why he matters King is handling the famous "Blurred Lines" case for Pharrell. He helped Dre gain royalties to The Chronic after the artist's split with Death Row. Last year, Dre thanked him at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when N.W.A was inducted. King has been around a long time. Remember Metallica's lawsuit against Napster? That was him. Plus, he reps Kanye West, a full-time job in itself.

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