251 posts categorized "Money/Power"

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)

Minority Lawyer Numbers Are Improving. Really. (Ok, caveats apply.)

What the MCCA/Vault survey on diversity shows. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:34 AM on January 10, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Munger Tolles Did It. Why Can't You?

This elite firm elected a new class of partners that's 60 percent female or diverse. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:57 AM on January 8, 2019 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Most Intriguing and Outrageous Legal Personalities for 2018

Being memorable is not necessarily a good thing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:25 AM on January 4, 2019 in Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Meet the Lawyers Out to Get Harvard

My interview with the two Barlitt Beck partners who are suing Harvard. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:28 PM on December 10, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Cappuccino, Bill Lee and the Harvard Admissions Case

My interview with Harvard's lead trial lawyer on the controversial case.. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:23 PM on December 5, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Why Are Women Cheering Sheryl Sandberg's Fall?

Women have been waiting for this moment to settle a score with the Lean-In goddess.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:45 AM on December 3, 2018 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Why We Can All Identify with Gabe MacConaill

For me, his suicide brought back memories of my time as a lawyer. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:42 PM on November 19, 2018 in Home/Work, Money/Power | Comments (1)

Already a #MeToo Backlash?

Mike Pence is alive and well in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:26 AM on November 15, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Women Don't Always Support Other Women

Women get credit for the blue wave during the midterm elections. But they also should get credit for continuing to enable Trump be Trump. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:37 PM on November 8, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | 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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