114 posts categorized "Diversity"

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 on March 10, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

How I Infuriate My Dear Readers

A lot of readers were angry with me. I'm fine with that. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:13 PM on January 8, 2020 in Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Paul Weiss's New Partners Aren't All White Men!

After suffering an embarrassment last year over its lack of diverse new partners, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has promoted three women and four men, including one LGBT lawyer, to partner. All residents of the New York office, they are Jonathan Ashtor, Rachael Coffey, Alexia Korberg, Caith Kushner, Kyle... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:44 AM on December 10, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:19 PM on November 14, 2019 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:32 PM on November 10, 2019 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Defining Diversity Is Like Picking Lipstick

Diversity is a matter of fashion. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:03 PM on November 8, 2019 in Diversity, Women | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:31 AM on November 6, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Dissecting the Harvard Admissions Case with Bill Lee

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

Posted by The Careerist at 9:44 PM on October 22, 2019 in Diversity, Partner chats | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:17 AM on October 10, 2019 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (1)

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 on September 23, 2019 in Diversity, Home/Work | 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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