136 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

Are the Brits More Advance on Gender?

What? The U.K. is more progressive? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:22 PM on May 6, 2019 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Jones Day Boasts Mom Partners, But How Many Are Equity?

The firm responds to a big gender discrimination law suit, but what pops out is what it isn't saying. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 6:53 AM on April 15, 2019 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Career Advice for Kirstjen Nielsen

Her career is full of teachable moments. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:05 AM on April 9, 2019 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement | 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)

Willkie's Gordon Caplan Is Obscure No More!

It's hard for lawyers to get recognition, but this Big Law partner did it overnight. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:04 AM on March 14, 2019 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

The Unicorn Watch: Black Partners, So Far

Here's the latest on black partner elevations. It could be worse. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 6:48 PM on February 20, 2019 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Are You as Mean as Amy Klobuchar?

Truth is, her behavior would barely be noticed in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:49 AM on February 13, 2019 in Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball 2019

My annual rite: What's in store for the profession this year. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:06 PM on January 16, 2019 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Ted Olson, Gibson Dunn and Saudi Arabia

it was awkward timing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:29 PM on October 19, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Why Are Women Such Bad Negotiators? Hint: It's About Lying.

Yes, men and women negotiate differently. And guess who's winning? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:03 PM on October 17, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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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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