167 posts categorized "Money/Power"

Hello Pink Ghetto

Why are there so many women in low-paying, pedestrian practices? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:52 AM on May 1, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, 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)

Yep, Women Are Lousy at Rejection

Women don't take rejection well. But not because of the reason you assume. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 8:03 AM on April 11, 2017 in Advice, Money/Power, 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)

So You Want to be a Divorce Lawyer? Dishing with Eleanor Alter

Celebrity divorce lawyer Eleanor Alter and her partners talk about representing the rich and famous. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:29 AM on April 3, 2017 in Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (2)

Are Asian American Lawyers Too Complacent?

Asian Americans say there's some truth behind the nerdy worker bee stereotype. And they're working on it. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:03 PM on March 15, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Quick! Send Your Resume to the White House!

The latest in dishy news and gossip. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:37 PM on March 13, 2017 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

"We All Work for the Man."

Former Cravath partner writes about dystopia and the abuses of power. Was he writing about Big Law? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:35 AM on February 26, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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)

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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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