August
10

Advice, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools

Preet Bharara Tells Minority Law Students to "Work Harder." Is that the Best Advice?

How many times are women and minorities told that excellence is the best way to get ahead? Too many. Continue Reading

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August
1

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Corporations Are Pressuring Firms to Diversify—Not!

For all the talk about diversity, few corporations are keeping score about their outside counsel. Continue Reading

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July
27

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

Yes, There Is Sexual Harassment in Big Law

Think lawyers are too smart and conservative to engage in sexual harassment? Think again. Continue Reading

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July
25

Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women

Are Asian Americans Fed Up with the Legal Profession?

Asian American enrollment rates at law schools have taken a steep dive. What's more, they are Big Law's biggest dropouts. Continue Reading

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July
20

Diversity, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs

Trump Hearts Jones Day (Still)

News and gossip edition: Jones Day, Porngate, Airnb Trump fan and Brazilian waxes. Continue Reading

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July
17

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Your Firm Is Sued for Gender Discrimination. Who Cares?

Do firms lose clients and recruits when they get slapped with a sensational lawsuit? Continue Reading

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July
14

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

Sleeveless Dresses Are Unprofessional, but Cleavage is Okay

Forget Russiagate. Corporate fashion is what's really roiling America. Continue Reading

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July
10

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Is Lust a Problem in Big Law Too?

Working women are just as prudish as Mike Pence, according to a new poll. Continue Reading

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July
5

Diversity, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs

News and Gossip: George Clooney, Tax Cheats and Cool Brits

The beach edition of news and gossip. Continue Reading

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June
21

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

Trump Has a Beauty Queen Problem

Time for another edition of news and gossip! Continue Reading

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June
16

Money/Power, Women

Take Your Pick: 1) Ditzy Broad. 2) Angry Bitch.

Lordy. Lordy. Lordy. Parsing the latest string of sexism. Continue Reading

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June
13

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

James Comey: Feminist du Jour?

How refreshing that a 6-foot, 8-inch hunk of a guy can be reduced to a girly-girl. Continue Reading

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June
8

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Mr. Kellyanne Conway Is His Own Man

George Conway just threw his wife under the bus. But maybe he has reasons. Continue Reading

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June
5

Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Millennials Want Gender Equality? Not Really.

I'd love to drink the millennial Kool-Aid. But this is not the group to pin our hopes for gender equality. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:48 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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June
2

Advice, Fashion/Style/Etiquette

Flip Flops, Tank Tops, Tattoos—Oh My!

Every day is now casual dress day at many firms. And some lawyers are pushing the acceptability envelope. Continue Reading

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May
24

Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Man-Up, Don McGahn

The Careerist offers the White House Counsel some career advice. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:21 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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May
19

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women

Are Trump's Endorsements Helping Morgan Lewis?

News and gossip edition. Continue Reading

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May
15

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

To the Single Ladies

Study by three economic professors find that women downplay their ambitions to make themselves more attractive to men. Continue Reading

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May
12

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Big Firm Dumps Annual Reviews, and Associates Cheer (Especially Women)

Few firms have the courage to trash this useless rite. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:03 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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May
10

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women

We Are the Ladies Who Lunch. Got a Problem with That?

When men golf, it's business development. When women lunch, it's a silly girl-thing. What's with that? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:43 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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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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