March
15

Diversity, Money/Power

Are Asian American Lawyers Too Complacent?

Asian Americans say there's some truth behind the nerdy worker bee stereotype. And they're working on it. Continue Reading

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March
13

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Money/Power, Web Briefs

Quick! Send Your Resume to the White House!

The latest in dishy news and gossip. Continue Reading

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March
6

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Kellyanne: Victim of Sexism?

Trump's leading female advisor gets contempt that's uniquely sexist (and sexualized). From the left and the right. Continue Reading

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March
1

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Women

Loss, Hope and What She Wore

Meet Karen Dunn, the Boies Schiller partner who coached Hillary Clinton for the presidential debates, and the woman who was almost White House counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:53 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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February
26

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power

"We All Work for the Man."

Former Cravath partner writes about dystopia and the abuses of power. Was he writing about Big Law? Continue Reading

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February
22

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

What? Tom Hagen Is Advising The White House?

Is this what clients want in a lawyer—someone who can tell them how far they can push the law? Continue Reading

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February
13

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Yo, What Happened to Don McGahn?

The Trump administration is swamped with ethics violations, yet the White House Counsel seems missing in action. Continue Reading

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February
10

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Do Firms Care When They Lose Women?

Harvard Law School economist argues that it's expensive for firms to replace women who leave. But do firms care? Continue Reading

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February
6

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women

Law Firms Shun Wealthy Female Law Students

But privileged (and probably white) guys are always in demand. Continue Reading

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January
28

Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette

The Ordeals of a Big Law Trump Supporter

White Trump supporter is told, "Go back to where you came from!" Hey, I've heard that my entire life. Continue Reading

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January
20

Money/Power

Live from New York: A Big Law Partner!

A historical first: SNL deems an Am Law 100 lawyer to be parody-worthy. Continue Reading

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January
19

Advice

15 Signs You Are Getting Fired

Law firms are rather subtle that you're toast. Know the signs. Continue Reading

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January
9

Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball

What the new year will bring in the world of Big Law. Continue Reading

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January
4

Money/Power, Women

More Women Than Men Now Go To Law School. Big Deal.

Is reaching this milestone a game changer? Continue Reading

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December
20

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Republican Partners Give Women Associates Smaller Bonuses

New study ties partners' political leanings to gender pay gap. Continue Reading

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December
13

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Santa Visits Susman Godfrey: Up to $140K in Bonus!

The Texas based firm shows Cravath where to put it. Continue Reading

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December
10

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs

Jones Day's Bad Dad; Tiffany at Harvard Law; Californication

No more serious news. Time for some frivolous gossip! Continue Reading

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December
8

Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools in America

Some lower-ranked law schools do better than others in the jobs sweepstakes. Continue Reading

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December
2

Diversity, Money/Power

Dershowitz Rebukes Louis Begley on Anti-Semitism

The famous Harvard professor takes issue with the esteemed writer and lawyer. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:39 AM | Post a Comment (0)

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November
28

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats

Louis Begley on Law, Sex and Anti-Semitism

My chat with the distinguished writer (and lawyer). Continue Reading

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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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