He's the big-name show biz attorney who was accused in a two-count indictment of paying jailed PI Anthony Pellicano at least 100 grand to record phone conversations between Lisa Bonder and her attorney while she was embroiled in a child support dispute with Christensen's client, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. Anyway, Nikki Finke is a little bothered about Christensen staying on as managing partner of Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro - and even trumpeting the naming of three partners at the firm. Here's how he put it yesterday in a release:
Our firmís success can be attributed, in part, to the confidence that our clients continue to place in us year after year. They trust us to represent them in difficult and complex cases. They know that every attorney in our firm is committed to providing the highest level of client service in the most efficient manner and have an outstanding track record of success.
Finke wonders why such flackery couldn't have been handled with more of a straight face by the well-respected Patty Glaser, who was elevated to second name at the firm. By the way, Christensen denies the charges.