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

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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

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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

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May
8

Home/Work, Money/Power

Sorry, Rainmakers Don't Sit at Home in PJs

Of course, we all want to make oodles of money while lounging around at home. Continue Reading

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May
5

Home/Work, Money/Power

The Young and the Restless

They want it their way. Whatever that means. Continue Reading

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May
1

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

Hello Pink Ghetto

Why are there so many women in low-paying, pedestrian practices? Continue Reading

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April
28

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

Would Law Firms Boot Bill O'Reilly?

Would law firms be just as slow to dump an abusive rainmaker? Continue Reading

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April
24

Should Firms Out Lawyers on Work/Life Balance Track?

"Flextime" doesn't have the best connotation for women lawyers. So why is this firm putting that label on some of its lawyers? Continue Reading

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April
18

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

Firms Announce Flex Time Policies. How Exciting.

Making a fuss about flextime? How 2010. Continue Reading

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April
11

Advice, Money/Power, Women

Yep, Women Are Lousy at Rejection

Women don't take rejection well. But not because of the reason you assume. Continue Reading

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April
6

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

Mike Pence, Lust and Big Law

Think male partners in Big Law are more enlightened than Mike Pence? Hah! Continue Reading

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April
3

Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

So You Want to be a Divorce Lawyer? Dishing with Eleanor Alter

Celebrity divorce lawyer Eleanor Alter and her partners talk about representing the rich and famous. Continue Reading

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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

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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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:50 AM | 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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