The law firms and lawyers that come across the best in these pages are those that don’t take ATL too seriously. This site is a good-natured legal tabloid, and the best way to react to it is with a smile or a laugh — not a meltdown or a witch hunt.
This is something that Debevoise & Plimpton understands:
At the annual firm dinner, held last night at the Pierre Hotel, a firm video was presented. It’s the associates’ chance to put together a send-up of the firm, somewhat in “Law Revue” fashion. The centerpiece of this year’s film was “Good Morning, Debevoise”, to the tune of “Good Morning, Baltimore” (from “Hairspray: the Musical”). Also notable was the “preview” for “Investigation,” scenes from an internal investigation frighteningly similar to one Debevoise is currently undertaking in Germany.
Thought you’d like to know that in the video, there was a reference to ATL reporting on associate benefits. E.g., helicopter rides home from work to outer boroughs. The partnership caves, then has to cut costs elsewhere. Very funny.
Sounds delightful. Any chance of that video making it on to YouTube? Showing that it has a sense of humor can only help a firm in the recruiting process (although Debevoise already does very well for itself).