159 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

Bring in the Clowns: The Impeachment Show

Frankly, it’d be more honest if we let the proceedings devolve into a circus. A sort of Grand Guignol. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:12 PM on February 10, 2021 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

In The Game of Trump, Jones Day Outplays Kirkland Ellis

Jones Day lawyers are looking mighty fine compared to their esteemed counterparts from Kirkland. No wonder they seem to be landing on their feet, while Kirkland’s are scrambling. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:31 PM on February 1, 2021 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Will Big Law Take Cruz or Hawley?

For such brilliant specimen of the legal profession, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are screwing up their careers. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 11:08 PM on January 10, 2021 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball: What I See for 2021

What to expect in the new year: More Kornacki, less Gucci—and other vital trends. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:35 PM on December 30, 2020 in Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

The Careerist Looks Back at a Weird Year

It started off innocently enough. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:41 PM on December 28, 2020 in Diversity, Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Whatever Happened to Davis Polk's Report on Victoria's Secrets?

Why do we assume blue chip law firms are above conflicts of interests? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:27 PM on December 9, 2020 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Crazy Rich Firms That Didn't Make the A-List—And Probably Don't Care

Should we expect more from the richest, mightest firms in the land? Maybe not. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:41 PM on September 10, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Stop Picking on Mr. Kamala Harris!

Stop with the guilt by association! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:33 PM on September 2, 2020 in Diversity, Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (2)

Gung-Ho On Diversity? Well, You Might Get Sued.

A recent case against Oracle warns that corporate hype better be backed up with results. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:50 PM on August 7, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Now Men Are Drowning Out Women on Zoom

Catalyst's latest survey says people are optimistic that COVID-19 will make the workplace more equal. But read between the lines. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:46 PM on July 8, 2020 in Diversity, Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women | Comments (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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