266 posts categorized "Money/Power"

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 (0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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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