180 posts categorized "Money/Power"

"Best" Firms for Women? Really?

Why do we keep rewarding effort instead of results? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:04 PM on October 14, 2017 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

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)

Jones Day Alums Driving the Anti-Gay Agenda + Other News

Another edition of news and gossip. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:33 PM on October 4, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

Women Get Paid Less. No Matter What.

Even new legislation aimed at pay equity isn't helping. And, sometimes, it's making the gap worse. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM on September 29, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | 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)

Lawyers: You Are to Blame for Trump

It's because of smug, liberal urbanites like you that we are in the mess we're in. A look at White Working Class by Joan Williams. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:29 AM on August 31, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Corporations Are Pressuring Firms to Diversify—Not!

For all the talk about diversity, few corporations are keeping score about their outside counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:43 AM on August 1, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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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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