July
19

Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Women

Brett Kavanaugh: The Ladies' Man

Women of all stripes are rushing to the Supreme Court's nominee's defense. Is he that great for women? Continue Reading

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July
16

Home/Work, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Latham & Watkins Partner Wades Into NDA Mess

Move over Michael Cohen. BigLaw is now representing fat cat clients with mistress problems. Continue Reading

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July
10

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Motherhood Is the Culprit. Really?

Men and women really don't see eye to eye. Continue Reading

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July
6

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

This Firm Has Gender and Diversity Issues—But It Isn't Hiding Them

Dickinson Wright isn't afraid of disclosing its problems with women and minorities. Why is that? Continue Reading

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July
5

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Can Jones Day Keep It All Locked Up?

Jones Day is trying very (too) hard to keep all documents under wraps in this juicy sex discrimination case. Continue Reading

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July
2

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Jones Day Is Secretive About Why It's Secretive

What is Jones Day afraid of? Revealing its secret sauce? Revolt within the ranks? Continue Reading

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June
28

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Ladies, Why Do You Put Up with the Black Box?

I know, some of you'd rather stick your head in the sand. Continue Reading

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June
26

Money/Power, Women

Meet the Fat Cat Who Made $810,000 as a 6th-Year Jones Day Associate

Who's the associate mentioned in that gender bias law suit against Jones Day? The Careerist went digging. Continue Reading

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June
25

Money/Power, Web Briefs

It's Official: Reed Smith Has Balls and former Big Law Associate Is Cruella de Trump

A quick look at the news. Continue Reading

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June
18

Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools

Yes, White Men Can Apply Too

Brown Rudnick opens its diversity fellowship to white law students. Continue Reading

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June
6

Diversity, Money/Power

What an Awesome Time to Be in Big Law. Not!

All this happy news for young associates makes me nervous. Continue Reading

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June
4

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Call Me Quota Queen

So many lame measures to achieve diversity and gender equality. Isn't it time for some strong medicine? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:13 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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May
30

Advice, Home/Work, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women

Is She the Highest Paid Female Partner in Big Law? Quite Possibly.

Who says only boys make the big bucks in Big Law? Continue Reading

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May
25

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

Tiger Cubs Grow Up; Angry White Man Repents + More News

News, gossip and other essentials. Continue Reading

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May
22

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

What Women Can Learn from Michael Cohen

Just think how successful you could be if you displayed a fraction of Cohen’s bluster. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:28 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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May
15

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Web Briefs

Trending: Crappy Law Schools and Crappier Lawyers

Reasons the legal profession is going to hell. Continue Reading

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May
9

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Shock. Shock. The Mommy-Track Is a Dead End!

Why do we perpetuate the myth that it’s viable to avail yourself of every family-friendly offering and never lose your place in the race? Continue Reading

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May
8

Fashion/Style/Etiquette

Our Annual Rite: The Central Park Ladies Hat Lunch

Our eye-candy edition for spring. Continue Reading

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April
23

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Kerrie Campbell Is Ready to Speak

What would you expect from the woman who called her firm, "an all-male dictatorship"? Continue Reading

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April
16

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

Can Stay-at-Home Moms Ever Get Back on the Career Track?

You are better off getting fired than leaving your job by choice—if that choice was quitting for the sake of the children, says study.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:30 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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