19 posts categorized "Partner chats"

Why Cooley Is Cooler

Cooley chairman Stephen Neal talks about the business and culture of his firm, and what makes Cooley so different from the other brand name firms in Silicon Valley. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:28 PM on January 13, 2014 in Partner chats | Comments (0)

8 Essential Tips for Drumming Up Business

Part two of our talk with Shelia Birnbaum and Nina Gussack. This time, the Queen of Torts and the $65 Million Woman get specific about what women should do to get business. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:34 PM on October 24, 2013 in Advice, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (2)

Can Rainmakers Have Work/Life Balance?

Legal heavyweights Sheila Birnbaum and Nina Gussack talk about doing it all. And not doing it at all. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:23 PM on October 22, 2013 in Advice, Home/Work, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (6)

Nina Gussack, the $65 Million Woman

She's female, a partner in Big Law, and she's got business. Tons of it. What's her secret? (This is the first of our rainmaker chats.) Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:33 PM on June 11, 2013 in Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (5)

What Wilmer Can Teach the Red Sox

Hiring partner Michael Summersgill talks about how to get a job at Wilmer. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:24 PM on October 5, 2011 in Advice, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Paul, Weiss Wants Fun Intellectuals

What does it take to get a job at Paul, Weiss (beside the usual boring top grades)? A chat with hiring partner Valerie Radwaner. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:41 PM on September 26, 2011 in Advice, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Fenwick & West's Free Style

Q&A with Fenwick & West's hiring partners Bill Hughes and Jay Pomeranz. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:10 PM on August 10, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Quinn Emanuel Says It's Not the Worst Sweatshop—Really

William Urquhart, a founder of Quinn Emanuel, tells law students not to dress up--just bring top grades, devotion, and common sense. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:39 PM on July 25, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (2)

Kramer Levin's Litmus Test--Are You Presentable to Clients?

Kramer Levin hiring partner talks about what it takes to get a job at the New York firm. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:23 PM on July 15, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (1)

Debevoise & Plimpton Looks for Passion

Debevoise & Plimpton's hiring partner talks about what the firm is really looking for in its new hires. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:18 PM on June 21, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | 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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