272 posts categorized "Money/Power"

Are You an Ivanka or a Megan?

Ivanka is the perfect corporate role model. Embrace it. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:00 AM on July 15, 2019 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Defending the Devil: That DOJ Lawyer Who Denied Kids Soap

My defense of the latest most-hated lawyer in America. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:13 AM on June 27, 2019 in Money/Power | Comments (0)

Kavanaugh Hires Tiger Cub, and Out Come the Knives!

The clerkship was no surprise, so why the outrage? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:05 AM on June 17, 2019 in Money/Power | 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)

What? Big Law Bends Rules to Hire Clients' Kids?

I hate to say it but it makes business sense. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:31 AM on May 31, 2019 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | 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)

Law Firms Don't Get Women, Says Study

Firms don't understand what women need to succeed. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:49 PM on May 13, 2019 in Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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)

Joe Biden Is Indeed Everyman—and That's the Problem

This is why I'm still not convinced that Biden gets it. But maybe it doesn't matter anyway. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:54 PM on April 29, 2019 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Is Don McGahn the Post-Mueller Hero?

Guess who’s emerged as the shiny, white knight of the Mueller report: former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Yes, my man McGahn, the guy I’ve been excoriating the past few years (click here, here). Since the report came out, McGahn has been bathing in positive coverage: “Don McGahn May Have... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:26 PM on April 22, 2019 in Money/Power | Comments (2)

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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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