297 posts categorized "Money/Power"

How Much Business Do You Need to Make a Lateral Move?

What's the magic number for a lateral partner—$5 million or a lot less? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:21 AM on February 7, 2020 in Money/Power | Comments (0)

Here's to You, Mrs. Dershowitz! (+ More)

Now is not the time for serious news. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:41 PM on January 29, 2020 in Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

David Drummond Gets a Wrist Slap

What no exit package? Poor thing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:22 PM on January 15, 2020 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

How I Infuriate My Dear Readers

A lot of readers were angry with me. I'm fine with that. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:13 PM on January 8, 2020 in Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball: Predictions for 2020

Oh, how I wish I could report goodness, light and joy for 2020! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:40 PM on January 2, 2020 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

When Smart Men Say Stupid Things

Why did Obama go there? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:19 PM on December 23, 2019 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Paul Weiss's New Partners Aren't All White Men!

After suffering an embarrassment last year over its lack of diverse new partners, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has promoted three women and four men, including one LGBT lawyer, to partner. All residents of the New York office, they are Jonathan Ashtor, Rachael Coffey, Alexia Korberg, Caith Kushner, Kyle... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:44 AM on December 10, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

David Boies Lets Loose About That New York Times Article

Boies tells me what he really thinks about the latest assault on his reputation. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:36 PM on December 8, 2019 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

Ready for Passion on the Job?

Of all the career topics out there, the mandate for passion must surely win the prize for being one of the silliest Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:41 PM on November 26, 2019 in Advice, Money/Power | Comments (1)

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)

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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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