100 posts categorized "Money/Power"

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)

What Firms Won't Talk About—the Gender Gap in Pay

More firms are refusing to participate in NAWL's survey on women—and many won't answer questions about their partners' compensation. Part 2 of our two part series on NAWL's survey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:18 PM on February 26, 2014 in Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Female Equity Partnership Rates Are Up! (Just Kidding)

If you dig hard enough, you'll find some nuggets of hope in the latest report on women in the legal profession. Part 1 of our two part report on NAWL's findings. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:27 PM on February 25, 2014 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

So How Much Portable Business Do You Need?

Jeffrey Lowe, the managing partner of Major Lindsey & Africa’s Washington, D.C. office, gives us a preview of the latest lateral partner survey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:17 PM on February 20, 2014 in Advice, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Don't Look for Absolution in the Legal Profession

News about fabulist Stephen Glass, the English Maiden, and Dilworth's new chairman. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 6:04 AM on February 2, 2014 in Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (3)

Hire a Bingham Partner for Only $220 an Hour!

News roundup: Big firms that offer surprisingly low partner rates; the fast track in Iowa; Alabama's moral clause; and Al Goldstein's legacy to Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 8:06 AM on January 15, 2014 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | 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)

Big Law Partner Buys House for $95 Million (Not a Typo)

A look at recent news about filthy lucre. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:06 PM on December 17, 2013 in Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Let's Kill Those Law Firms Rankings!

Law firm rankings, such as the ones published by The American Lawyer, about partner profits, diversity, women, and other areas are meaningless, argues a Big Law partner. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 3:07 PM on December 16, 2013 in Money/Power | Comments (2)

Female Associate Numbers Decline—Again

NALP's latest report shows a stubborn decline for women in the legal profession. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:22 AM on December 11, 2013 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (4)

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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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