112 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

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 4:35 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 8:18 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 7:08 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 9:07 AM on September 19, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

How to Deal with Assholes

Stanford management professor (and husband of an ex-Am Law 100 partner) talks about his new book, The Asshole Survival Guide. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:43 PM on September 13, 2017 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (2)

Death to Performance Reviews!

What's worse—performance reviews or a colonoscopy? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:17 PM on September 5, 2017 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Yes, There Is Sexual Harassment in Big Law

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:33 AM on July 27, 2017 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

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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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:38 AM on July 17, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Trump Has a Beauty Queen Problem

Time for another edition of news and gossip! Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:45 AM on June 21, 2017 in Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:54 PM on June 13, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

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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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