May
25

Advice, Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

"A Sad and Scary Time" for Asian Americans: Racism During COVID-19

“I’m a proud American, but some people don’t see me as American.” Continue Reading

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May
15

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Money/Power

Covid19 Bunker: Ted Boutrous on His Anti-Trump Tweets, Poetry and Hair

Is he worried that his politics might be scaring off clients? Continue Reading

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May
8

Home/Work, Money/Power

Memo to Associates: "This Isn't a Gravy Train"

Fair or not, the memo is out there—and it’s become a flash point in the coronavirus era. Continue Reading

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May
3

Money/Power

I'm In No Mood To Write This Column

I can’t think of a thing to opine about that will have a stitch of urgency a month from now. Continue Reading

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April
27

Fashion/Style/Etiquette

Worried You Look Awful on Zoom?

This is an awfully trivial topic. But isn’t that exactly what we need at the moment? Continue Reading

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April
21

Management/Mismanagement

3M's Ivan Fong Talks about the N95 Mask, Trump's Tweet and Bundt Cake

Meet the man who's steering 3M through the mask shortage and Trump's tweets. Continue Reading

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April
14

Home/Work, Women

Husbands Aren't Totally Useless During Pandemic, Say Female Lawyers

Shock. Shock. Husbands are doing their fair share. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:11 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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March
31

Boies Schiller's Natasha Harrison Is Not Having an Easy Time

Would you drag your family across the Atlantic during the coronavirus for your job? Continue Reading

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March
23

Home/Work, Money/Power

I Don't Know How He Does It: Kirkland Partner at Home With 11 Kids

Stop complaining about working from home with children. Continue Reading

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March
19

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Women

At Least You Can Quit Shaving Your Legs

There’s a silver lining to this coronavirus ordeal. Really. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:21 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

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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