March
15

Diversity, Money/Power

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

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March
13

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Money/Power, Web Briefs

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 | Post a Comment (0)
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March
6

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Kellyanne: Victim of Sexism?

Trump's leading female advisor gets contempt that's uniquely sexist (and sexualized). From the left and the right. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:38 AM | Post a Comment (5)
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March
1

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Women

Loss, Hope and What She Wore

Meet Karen Dunn, the Boies Schiller partner who coached Hillary Clinton for the presidential debates, and the woman who was almost White House counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:53 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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February
26

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power

"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 | Post a Comment (0)
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February
22

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

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 | Post a Comment (1)
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February
13

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

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 | Post a Comment (0)
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February
10

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

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 | Post a Comment (1)
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February
6

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women

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 | Post a Comment (1)
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January
28

Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette

The Ordeals of a Big Law Trump Supporter

White Trump supporter is told, "Go back to where you came from!" Hey, I've heard that my entire life. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:24 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

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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