November
14

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement

How Strong is the Case Against Davis Polk for Discrimination?

How do you prove discrimination when everyone at the firm was so damn civil? Continue Reading

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November
10

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Davis Polk: Racist? Or Just Another Cold Law Firm?

If nothing else, it's a cautionary tale of how firms shouldn’t treat minorities (or anyone) in their workforce. Continue Reading

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November
8

Diversity, Women

Defining Diversity Is Like Picking Lipstick

Diversity is a matter of fashion. Continue Reading

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November
6

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

McKinsey and LeanIn's Latest Report on Women Is a Downer

It's not that things have gotten worse for women, it's just the overall progress seems slow and flat. Continue Reading

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October
29

Advice, Money/Power, Women

Women Are Like Pancakes

The advice wasn't all bad. Just inept, condescending and sometimes ridiculous. Continue Reading

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October
24

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

So Sorry Don McGahn!

Compared to the current White House Counsel, Don McGahn was the model of probity. Continue Reading

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October
22

Diversity, Partner chats

Dissecting the Harvard Admissions Case with Bill Lee

He won the case for Harvard, but the war isn't over. Continue Reading

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October
10

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Practically Invisible: Kirkland & Ellis' New Black Partners

Kirkland made a jaw-dropping number of partners this year—but only three are black. How's that possible? Continue Reading

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October
4

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Equal Parental Leave For Men and Women Is Inevitable. Embrace It.

If women are serious about equality, we'll have to share our goodies with the men. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:08 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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October
2

Money/Power, Women

Meow. Meow. Here Comes Kellyanne Conway!

Thank goodness she's bringing women back to their senses. Continue Reading

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September
30

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Women

News and Gossip: Sex and Food Edition

Finally, some news that's totally irrelevant! Continue Reading

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September
26

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

The Judge Didn't Seem Impressed by Dershowitz's Arguments

If Judge Preska's use of sarcasm is any indication, I’d say that the Dershowitz team should be sweating. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:23 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
23

Diversity, Home/Work

Did Eugene Scalia Disavow His Dad's Ruling on Sodomy?

One of Justice Scalia's fears has come true: His own son seems to think LGBTQ is fine. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:43 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
19

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Judge to Jeffrey Epstein's Victims: Too Bad, So Sad

He giveth, and he taketh away. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:09 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
16

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity

Andrew Yang and the Asian American Stereotype

He kind of laid an egg at the debate, but was it offensive? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:38 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
13

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

#MeToo Backlash Is Not Going Away

Mike Pence proves, once again, he's the wise one. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:53 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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September
12

Money/Power, Women

Davis Polk, Victoria Secrets and Jeffrey Epstein

Why should we assume that a prestigious firm is beyond reproach? Continue Reading

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September
10

Web Briefs

News and Gossip Edition

Stuff you don't need to know. But interesting. Continue Reading

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September
4

Home/Work, Money/Power

Jones Day Smears Its Prized Hires—Is That Smart?

Oh, what to do with a highly paid associate who goes off the reservation? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:27 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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August
22

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Meet the Ex-Supreme Court Clerks Suing Jones Day

They could have gone to any firm in the land, but they picked Jones Day. And now, they're in a bitter lawsuit. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:21 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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