106 posts categorized "Diversity"

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)

The Latest Report on Bullying and Harassment

In the largest-ever global survey of lawyers on on bullying and harassment, there's little good news for women. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:27 PM on May 29, 2019 in Diversity, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

Yay Diversity! (Now, Can We Stop Talking about Race?)

What we don't like talking about. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:22 PM on May 28, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (1)

Succubus, Amal, Weinstein's Skirts and My Man McGahn

All the news and gossip you don't need. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:58 PM on April 4, 2019 in Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

Why I Avoid the Topic of Hispanic Lawyers

A reader asks why I don't write about Latina/o lawyers. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:08 AM on March 9, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Are We Ready to Absolve Alberto Gonzales?

Who can forget his role in the torture memos or his visit to John Ashcroft's hospital bed? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:51 PM on February 26, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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