Janus Award for Creative Counsel


The quintessential Washington insider has accomplished what other lawyers only dream of doing. In an unusual -- but perfectly legal -- arrangement, Strauss advised both MCA and Matsushita on certain matters during the recent $6 billion takeover negotiations. His fee: more than $8 million.


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