The 100 most influential attorneys in entertainment
July 23, 2008
Neville L. Johnson, a former journalist, often takes the media to task for questionable news-gathering tactics, such as the use of hidden cameras or undercover reporters. (Professor David Elder's treatise of privacy law is dedicated to Johnson.) This year the plaintiff-side litigator took on SAG, the WGA and the DGA over the millions he alleges are owed to guild members from the collection of foreign levies. The DGA settled, working out an arrangement in which an accounting firm will conduct an independent review of its foreign levies program. And Johnson was a familiar face at the Anthony Pellicano trial because he reps several alleged victims of Pellicano's web in civil cases, including the estate of the late producer Aaron Russo.