260 posts categorized "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 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)

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)

David Boies Says He's Not Freaked Out By Trump Presidency. Really.

Boies says he's hopeful about the reign of Trump. Kinda. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:46 AM on November 16, 2016 in Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (1)

Why Hillary's Loss Feels So Personal

To women lawyers, Hillary was one of our own. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 5:10 AM on November 12, 2016 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (3)

Law's Culture of Wimpiness: The ABA and James Comey

The ABA didn't have the balls to stand up to Trump. So what else is new? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:52 AM on November 5, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Top Litigator Ted Boutrous Tweets He'll Represent Trump's Accusers for Free

At least 60 lawyers, including Harvard's Larry Tribe, are ready to defend Trump's accusers. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:03 PM on October 24, 2016 in Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (0)

On Happiness Scale, Big Law Partners Rank High (No, Really)

Big Law partners rank themselves high on the satisfaction scale. Is the miserable lawyer an urban myth? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:15 AM on October 21, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Cronyism? Or Just Plain Sex Discrimination?

There's a big gender gap in compensation, but few people want to call it sex bias. Why's that? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:10 AM on October 16, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

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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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