I plainly have a crush on lawyers, and because being one is hard, I decided to write about them instead.
– Aaron Sorkin, speaking to summer associates at Debevoise and Plimpton.
Sorkin has a long standing “crush” on Debevoise. On The West Wing, Josh Lyman’s father, Noah Lyman, was said to be a partner there, and Joe Quincy (played by Matthew Perry) was said to have an offer waiting for him at Debevoise. Sorkin is an old friend of Debevoise partner Steve Hertz.
(After the jump, we’ve got pictures of Sorkin sitting with the Debevoise summer associates.)
Our tipster notes that Sorkin talked about a lot of his works:
Sorkin discussed a wide range of topics including his writing process, recent negative reviews of the Newsroom, and how he was able to learn of the various Facebook litigation depositions that eventually became the premise of The Social Network.
If I had been there, I would have asked him why all of his “good” characters seem to get the hell out of private practice, and then I would’ve asked if he would “take me with him.” Then, after I was terminated, I’d have hung out next to his car and attempt to convince him that he hired me like Donna Moss once did.
Oh, I promised you a picture:
I’m telling you, Debevoise is a pretty awesome firm — if you like that sort of Biglaw thing.
P.S. T-shirt to the first person to tweet me the character who said the line I used for the headline: @ElieNYC.