Terry Christensen Looks to Familiar Faces for AppealTue Nov 25, 2008 @ 09:37PM PST
By Eriq Gardner and Leslie Simmons
Terry Christensen's 42-year legal career ended Monday when he was sentenced to three years in a federal prison for conspiring to wiretap the ex-wife of his billionaire client and former MGM mogul Kirk Kerkorian.
But the noted entertainment lawyer is plotting a comeback and finding help from an ironic source.
THR, Esq. has learned that Christensen has tapped Seth Hufstedler of Morrison & Foerster to handle his appeal. What makes Hufstedler's role so unusual is that the lawyer is also Kerkorian's counsel and represented the mogul during the Pellicano trial. Christensen's law partner, Patty Glaser, and Terree Bowers will also be apart of the appeal process, but Hufstedler is taking charge.
As far as the future of Chirstensen's law firm, Kerkorian and non-entertainment corporate clients of Christensen are staying. We're told Kerkorian has met at least once with Glaser since the verdict.