111 posts categorized "Diversity"

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)

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 on September 16, 2019 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity | Comments (0)

Diversity Training Won't Change Your Behavior (or Trump's)

A recent Wharton study confirms what we've all known in our guts. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:26 PM on July 17, 2019 in Diversity | Comments (0)

Lawyers Prefer "Brad" to "Latoya" as Clients. What's That About?

I’d love to say racism is passé, but I keep running into research that suggests otherwise. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:11 PM on June 13, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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