89 posts categorized "Diversity"

Cappuccino, Bill Lee and the Harvard Admissions Case

My interview with Harvard's lead trial lawyer on the controversial case.. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:23 PM on December 5, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Your Diversity Effort Is a Dud. Now What?

All that investment of time, money and emoting—but what do you have to show for it? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:31 PM on November 28, 2018 in Diversity, Women | Comments (0)

Already a #MeToo Backlash?

Mike Pence is alive and well in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:26 AM on November 15, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Women Don't Always Support Other Women

Women get credit for the blue wave during the midterm elections. But they also should get credit for continuing to enable Trump be Trump. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:37 PM on November 8, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Trying to Get Pregnant? Management Would Like to Know.

I am so grateful for white, middle-aged male partners. If it weren't for them, I honestly don't know what I'd write about! Take Stephen Sozio, the co-leader of Jones Day’s health care practice who also chairs the firm’s litigation department in Cleveland. At a recent office meeting, he apparently "encouraged"... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:18 AM on October 9, 2018 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Yup, It's Great to be a White, Male Lawyer!

Who says the good old days are over? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:19 PM on September 10, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Brett Kavanaugh: The Ladies' Man

Women of all stripes are rushing to the Supreme Court's nominee's defense. Is he that great for women? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:49 AM on July 19, 2018 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Women | Comments (1)

This Firm Has Gender and Diversity Issues—But It Isn't Hiding Them

Dickinson Wright isn't afraid of disclosing its problems with women and minorities. Why is that? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:07 PM on July 6, 2018 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

Yes, White Men Can Apply Too

Brown Rudnick opens its diversity fellowship to white law students. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:03 PM on June 18, 2018 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (0)

What an Awesome Time to Be in Big Law. Not!

All this happy news for young associates makes me nervous. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 12:40 PM on June 6, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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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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