Cadwalader isn’t the only New York law firm with a sideline in serving as a film location. As previously reported in the ABA Journal, the recent George Clooney film, Michael Clayton, was filmed in the offices of what was then Dewey Ballantine (now Dewey & LeBoeuf).
But did Davis Polk & Wardwell also get a piece of the action? This email was recently sent to an internal email group at the firm:
“A couple of friends of mine saw ‘Michael Clayton’ last night and said they saw a credit to Davis Polk at the end. Any idea why?”
Find out, after the jump.
Here are a few more details about the Davis Polk cameo:
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:43 AM
Subject: Clayton, P.S.
Apparently the scene they shot was in the Word Processing Center. One of the “stars” was [an administrative assistant] and she says they filmed from the back of the room to the front where the clocks are, for only a few seconds, but everyone got paid! So now we can go see it to see both the Center and people we know!
And some answers:
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 1:15 PM
Subject: Michael Clayton – Verifying Information
Although a few “background” scenes for the movie “Michael Clayton” were, in fact, filmed at DP&W, we believe that they may have ended up on the cutting room floor. We are in the process of verifying this information and will advise as soon as we receive definitive word.
Why would you cut footage of Davis Polk’s attractive offices? As we previously wrote:
When we were in law school, Davis was known as “Land of the Beautiful People.” They had the most gorgeous offices, and the best-looking associates (and summer associates).
See also here. Rumor has it that the reason DPW doesn’t have lawyer photos on its website is because, back when they did, the beautiful female associates started attracting stalkers.
Anyway, if you have interesting tidbits about law firms hosting — or, like Paul Hastings, appearing in — recent or forthcoming movies, please share them in the comments.
George Clooney at Dewey Ballantine [ABA Journal]
Earlier: Cadwalader’s Strange Visitors
Some Thoughts on Michael Clayton and Senior Associates
A Law Firm Cameo in ‘Transformers’