September
16

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

The Latest Weird News

All the fun, useless news you might have missed. Continue Reading

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September
10

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Yup, It's Great to be a White, Male Lawyer!

Who says the good old days are over? Continue Reading

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September
4

Advice, Management/Mismanagement

How To Keep Associates Satisfied (and Obedient)

Associates are simple, docile, obedient and trainable. Continue Reading

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August
27

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Clients Don't Give a Damn What You Pay Associates

Oh, who doesn't love outrage, especially over nothing? Continue Reading

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August
22

My Man, Don McGahn: The Smartest Lawyer in Trumpland

I know you're still trying to digest all that news about Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort, but let's not forget the recent fuss about White House counsel Don McGahn. Believe it or not, McGahn is beginning to grow on me. Sure, I've accused him of being an ethics disaster, a... Continue Reading

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August
20

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Sued for Gender Bias, Yet Named to "Best Law Firms for Women" List

Talk about awkward timing. Continue Reading

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August
17

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

Women and Men Don't Agree on Harassment (Or Anything Else)

What a new survey tells us about how men and women view the world. Continue Reading

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August
16

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

News and Gossip in the Trumpian World

Summer news! Continue Reading

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August
13

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Is that Lateral Partner a Sexual Harasser?

The Mad Men era is still here. Continue Reading

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August
2

Money/Power, Women

About Those Firms that "Nurture" Women

Women will thrive in firms that are "nurturing," says a senior partner. Really? Continue Reading

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August
1

Money/Power, Web Briefs

Money, Money: Michael Cohen v. Brett Kavanaugh

The mysteries of where lawyers get and lose their money. Continue Reading

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July
30

Money/Power, Women

In Defense of the White Male

We all know that lawyer-moms face condescension and bias in the legal profession, but must we throw hapless men under the bus to show women our support? I’m talking about what happened to Paul Reid, a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Miami office, who objected to a request by... Continue Reading

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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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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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