Costa Mesa-based law firm Rutan & Tucker LLP elected Kim Thompson as managing partner, a position that had been held by L. Ski Harrison since 2009.

Harrison will continue as a partner in the firm.

Thompson’s term as managing partner is two years, following Rutan’s policy of rotating managing partners and executive committee members.

Rutan is the second-largest law firm in Orange County by number of attorneys, according to the Business Journal list.

Thompson has been with the firm since 1985.