118 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

Men (Not Women) Get Credit for Speaking Up

You can lean-in until you topple over, but you still won't get credit.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:56 AM on March 21, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Ladies, Get Out Your Whip

You've hired a career coach, a business development tutor and a dress-for-success consultant, but I bet you forgot this: The dominatrix. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:25 PM on March 18, 2018 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

Baker McKenzie Partner Is Accused of Sexual Assault, But Where's the #MeToo?

So we are protecting the identity of the alleged sexual assaulter to protect the victim? Huh? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:53 AM on February 13, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

The Very Talented Don McGahn

The office of the presidency might go to hell, but the White House Counsel is going to come out of the quagmire smelling like a rose. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:54 AM on January 31, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Trumpers' Go-To Guy and the Truth About Roy Moore's "Jewish" Lawyer

My pick of piquant news. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:09 PM on January 12, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

David Boies Is in Trouble with Women. Again.

Was Boies personally involved in slut-shaming? Does that matter? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:18 PM on December 6, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

It's Lonely at the Top for BigLaw's Few Black Leaders

Positive stories about the state of black lawyers are rare. But this is one of them. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:35 AM on November 13, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Ready for Your #MeToo Closeup?

Will women of Big Law come out with their stories of abuse? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:18 PM on October 22, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Psst: Irell & Manella's New Leader Is Black!

Yes, it's a big deal that he's African American. My chat with Ellisen Turner. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:08 AM on October 11, 2017 in Advice, Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Women Equity Partnership Rate Hits 19 Percent! Excited?

The National Association of Women Lawyers just released its annual report. And the news flash is this: It's not totally depressing.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:07 PM on September 19, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

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