111 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

Big Firm Dumps Annual Reviews, and Associates Cheer (Especially Women)

Few firms have the courage to trash this useless rite. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:03 AM on May 12, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Would Law Firms Boot Bill O'Reilly?

Would law firms be just as slow to dump an abusive rainmaker? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:11 AM on April 28, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

Firms Announce Flex Time Policies. How Exciting.

Making a fuss about flextime? How 2010. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:58 AM on April 18, 2017 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women | Comments (0)

Mike Pence, Lust and Big Law

Think male partners in Big Law are more enlightened than Mike Pence? Hah! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:01 PM on April 6, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

What? Tom Hagen Is Advising The White House?

Is this what clients want in a lawyer—someone who can tell them how far they can push the law? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:50 AM on February 22, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

Yo, What Happened to Don McGahn?

The Trump administration is swamped with ethics violations, yet the White House Counsel seems missing in action. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:05 PM on February 13, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

Do Firms Care When They Lose Women?

Harvard Law School economist argues that it's expensive for firms to replace women who leave. But do firms care? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:45 AM on February 10, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball

What the new year will bring in the world of Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:12 AM on January 9, 2017 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (2)

Republican Partners Give Women Associates Smaller Bonuses

New study ties partners' political leanings to gender pay gap. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:12 AM on December 20, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Santa Visits Susman Godfrey: Up to $140K in Bonus!

The Texas based firm shows Cravath where to put it. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:22 AM on December 13, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (1)

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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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