333 posts categorized "Money/Power"

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)

Justice Robert's Heart Must Be Breaking

Josh Hawley is the ideal son—bright, clean cut and so eager to learn. He might have been the conservative version of Pete Buttigieg. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:19 PM on January 13, 2021 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, 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)

The Worst Lawyers of the Year Awards

This is the list you don't want to be on. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:40 AM on December 27, 2020 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

The Future of Boies Schiller Is Female

Is this another example of the "glass cliff" in which women are tasked with the impossible job of turning around a failing institution? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:32 PM on December 14, 2020 in Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (0)

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)

Et Tu, Robbie Kaplan?

When your brand is fighting for women's rights, can you work for the "other" side? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:53 PM on November 18, 2020 in Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Just a Little Hypocritical?

Voter suppression and pledges of diversity do not mix. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:55 AM on November 13, 2020 in Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

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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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