If Stanton “Larry” Stein and Daniel Novack can get along, perhaps it’s a lesson to us all.

Stein, the head of Media & Entertainment group at Russ August & Kabat, represents celebrities and high net-worth individuals trying to protect their reputations in dealings with the news media. He met Novack, now senior counsel at book publisher Penguin Random House, back when he was the in-house lawyer at the publisher of a number of celebrity-focused magazines and websites.