Prominent attorney Terry Christensen on Thursday announced he was quitting law and his firm announced it was dropping his name as a result of his recent conviction in the Anthony Pellicano case.
Century City-based law firm Christensen Glaser Fink Jacobs Weil & Shapiro LLP changed its name to Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs & Shapiro LLP.
A Los Angeles federal jury in August found Christensen and private investigator Pellicano guilty of wiretapping Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, the ex-wife of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, during a bitterly contested 2002 child support battle.
"I am very proud of the law firm we have built in the last 20 years and I am confident that the partners will continue to prosper and build a great firm," Christensen said in a statement. "I will be withdrawing from the practice of law."
Christensen is known in legal and financial circles as the longtime attorney and friend of casino mogul Kerkorian. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17, and faces up to 10 years in prison and fines of $500,000.
Name partners Peter Weil and Barry Fink will jointly replace Christensen as managing partner.
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