On the evening of March 20, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Theodore Boutrous found himself in an exclusive seaside neighborhood of Los Angeles at the confluence of Hollywood and presidential politics.

As top donors to the presidential campaign of Kamala Harris, Boutrous and his wife, Helen, were co-hosting a fundraiser at the home of the acclaimed film director J.J. Abrams. Among their fellow co-hosts were Shonda Rhimes, the producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” and Matt Johnson, a prominent entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles who is moonlighting as the treasurer of the Harris campaign.