78 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

An Uncomfortable Client

Why would a firm like Mayer Brown take on this kind of client with this kind of cause? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:01 PM on March 2, 2014 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Want to Work from Costa Rica? No Prob, Says Quinn Emanuel

What kind of perks would you appreciate? Let see what Quinn Emanuel and Gibson Dunn offer their associates. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:23 PM on February 4, 2014 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

Crystal Ball, Oh Crystal Ball

The Careerist's top 9 predictions for the new year. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 1:58 PM on January 9, 2014 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

Should Firms Grade Lawyers on a Bell Curve?

Yahoo is returning to the bell curve in performance reviews. Should firms follow? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:07 PM on December 19, 2013 in Management/Mismanagement | Comments (1)

Male Bosses Are Still More Popular

The latest Gallup poll on our attitude about female bosses is not encouraging. But there are some bright spots—if you look closely. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:56 PM on November 20, 2013 in Management/Mismanagement, Women | Comments (4)

Goldman Sets Strict Limits on Hours. Will Law Firms Follow?

The iconic I-bank wants workers to focus on work/life balance. Is this a sign of the end of extreme work? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:41 AM on November 14, 2013 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (4)

Hugh Hefner (We Mean, the Dean) Is Taking a Leave

Gossip and news for the week: latest chapter on Case Western law dean's troubles; Billy Graham Rule's effect on women; Goldman Sach's cafeteria; low scorers and humility; and complaining about your job. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:53 PM on November 7, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (2)

Now Trending—Silly Dress Codes

Signs of confusion: Bankers are told to dress down, while creative types are ordered to button up. Will law firms join this madness? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:44 PM on October 21, 2013 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (9)

Do You Really Need to Work So Hard?

Young investment bankers are manipulated to work extreme hours, says a study by a business professor at USC. Are law firms doing the same thing? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:55 PM on October 15, 2013 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (2)

The Truth about Working from Home

Sure, it's good for morale, but is it really benefiting your business? Harvard Business Review takes a look at what really goes on when people work remotely. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:01 PM on August 20, 2013 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women | Comments (5)

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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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