With Terry Christensen indicted and Louis "Skip" Miller out the door, will one of L.A.'s top litigation shops soon be known as the Fink firm?
Miller, a founding partner, is leaving Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weill & Shapiro. Several sources said he'll join Goodwin Procter's new Los Angeles office.
Miller, 59, said Tuesday he hasn't yet decided where he'll go and said he had no comment as to why he's leaving. A source close to Miller cited as a motivator tensions stemming from the firm's dealings with celebrity PI Anthony Pellicano, but a firm spokeswoman called that "hogwash."
"It's a situation that's a culmination of events involving Skip over a number of years," said partner Patricia Glaser. She declined to be more specific, saying, "I am not here to disparage anyone, and I am not going to." Later in the day, she issued a press release that sought to counter the Pellicano speculation by saying the firm had stripped Miller of his title as co-chair of the litigation group back in November.
According to an associate who attended a meeting called by the firm to discuss the situation Tuesday, Christensen painted Miller as having been unreasonable and obstinate.