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Prosecutors Try to Break Up Pellicano Power Partners

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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RE-UNITED Pellicano, Glaser (inset) Terry Christensen, the most powerful Hollywood attorney to be indicted to date in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping investigation in L.A., has taken an unusual tact: He's hired the lawyer most likely to testify against him—his partner—to work on his own legal team.

The idea is that, as his attorney, she can't testify against her client. But in a court motion obtained by Radar, the prosecutors are attempting to pry apart Christensen and his attorney, Patricia Glaser—both founding partners since 1988 of the powerful Hollywood firm Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro. They want her thrown off the case for what they call a clear conflict of interest.

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