Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro is no more. As of yesterday, the entertainment law firm’s once prestigious name has been changed to Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs & Shapiro. The reason is that Terry Christensen, who’d been the firm’s managing partner since its formation in 1988, is now a convicted felon after a jury found him guilty of involvement in the Pellicano scandal. “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. I will be withdrawing from the practice of law,” Christensen said in a statement. Peter Weil and Barry Fink will assume the role of Co-Managing Partners. Patty Glaser tried to spin the news as if everything’s just hunky-dory at the practice. But many feel that she hurt her own reputation by defending Christensen against charges of wiretapping and conspiracy even though she had no criminal law experience and would have been called as a witness in the trial herself. Plus, sources tell me that at least one major Hollywood client plans to drop Glaser as its lawyer on an ongoing case.
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