149 posts categorized "Money/Power"

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 The Careerist 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 The Careerist 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)

Law Firms Shun Wealthy Female Law Students

But privileged (and probably white) guys are always in demand. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:29 PM on February 6, 2017 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Live from New York: A Big Law Partner!

A historical first: SNL deems an Am Law 100 lawyer to be parody-worthy. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:59 AM on January 20, 2017 in Money/Power | Comments (0)

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)

More Women Than Men Now Go To Law School. Big Deal.

Is reaching this milestone a game changer? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 11:19 AM on January 4, 2017 in Money/Power, Women | 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)

Jones Day's Bad Dad; Tiffany at Harvard Law; Californication

No more serious news. Time for some frivolous gossip! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:30 AM on December 10, 2016 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | 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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