260 posts categorized "Money/Power"

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)

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)

Trump's SAT Score, Big Law and White Privilege

Trump's coverup about his SAT scores and grades really bothers me. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:51 PM on March 7, 2019 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

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)

Is There Practice Area Segregation?

Women and black lawyers seem over-represented in certain area. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:08 AM on February 22, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

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)

Minority Women Are More Ambitious

What’s jolting is the apparent ambition gap between women of color and white women. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:30 PM on January 30, 2019 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

Shock! Shock! A Lawyer Who Inflates Billables!

Every firm has a few lawyers who are exuberant billers. Why the shock? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:13 PM on January 27, 2019 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | 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)

But Where Are the Black Partners?

Let's talk about that elephant in the room, okay? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:55 PM on January 15, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power, 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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