May
25

Advice, Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

"A Sad and Scary Time" for Asian Americans: Racism During COVID-19

“I’m a proud American, but some people don’t see me as American.” Continue Reading

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May
15

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Money/Power

Covid19 Bunker: Ted Boutrous on His Anti-Trump Tweets, Poetry and Hair

Is he worried that his politics might be scaring off clients? Continue Reading

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May
8

Home/Work, Money/Power

Memo to Associates: "This Isn't a Gravy Train"

Fair or not, the memo is out there—and it’s become a flash point in the coronavirus era. Continue Reading

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May
3

Money/Power

I'm In No Mood To Write This Column

I can’t think of a thing to opine about that will have a stitch of urgency a month from now. Continue Reading

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April
27

Fashion/Style/Etiquette

Worried You Look Awful on Zoom?

This is an awfully trivial topic. But isn’t that exactly what we need at the moment? Continue Reading

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April
21

Management/Mismanagement

3M's Ivan Fong Talks about the N95 Mask, Trump's Tweet and Bundt Cake

Meet the man who's steering 3M through the mask shortage and Trump's tweets. Continue Reading

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April
14

Home/Work, Women

Husbands Aren't Totally Useless During Pandemic, Say Female Lawyers

Shock. Shock. Husbands are doing their fair share. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:11 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
31

Boies Schiller's Natasha Harrison Is Not Having an Easy Time

Would you drag your family across the Atlantic during the coronavirus for your job? Continue Reading

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March
23

Home/Work, Money/Power

I Don't Know How He Does It: Kirkland Partner at Home With 11 Kids

Stop complaining about working from home with children. Continue Reading

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March
19

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Women

At Least You Can Quit Shaving Your Legs

There’s a silver lining to this coronavirus ordeal. Really. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:21 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
16

For Women Lawyers, Marriage (To Men) Sucks

Guess who gets stuck with the housework? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:09 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
10

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Female Leaders Are Helping Women? Maybe.

Are female leaders agents of change? Or cogs in the wheel? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
6

Money/Power, Partner chats

Barry Berke Is Now Talking

He worked like a dog battling Trump in the impeachment proceedings. Now what? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:36 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
5

Home/Work, Women

Really? We Need to Talk About Menopause at Work?

Is talking about menopause suppose to be progress? Hmm. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:13 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
18

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Are Women Being Snookered By Those Fertility Perks?

Some folks think there are sinister motives behind those benefits. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:12 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
10

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Dentons Is Investigating Partners Accused of Polygamy and Terrorist Ties

How do you monitor a firm with 10,000 lawyers scattered around the world? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:11 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
7

Money/Power

How Much Business Do You Need to Make a Lateral Move?

What's the magic number for a lateral partner—$5 million or a lot less? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:21 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
5

Home/Work, Law Students/Law Schools

Can Harvard Law Professor Beat the New York Times?

Is it a smart move to go against the most revered newspaper in the nation? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:10 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
29

Money/Power, Web Briefs

Here's to You, Mrs. Dershowitz! (+ More)

Now is not the time for serious news. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:41 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
24

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work

Easily Distracted? Maybe You Shouldn't Be A Lawyer

Maybe it's you. Not the firm. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:36 PM | 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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