October
29

Advice, Money/Power, Women

Women Are Like Pancakes

The advice wasn't all bad. Just inept, condescending and sometimes ridiculous. Continue Reading

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October
24

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

So Sorry Don McGahn!

Compared to the current White House Counsel, Don McGahn was the model of probity. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:08 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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October
22

Diversity, Partner chats

Dissecting the Harvard Admissions Case with Bill Lee

He won the case for Harvard, but the war isn't over. Continue Reading

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October
10

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Practically Invisible: Kirkland & Ellis' New Black Partners

Kirkland made a jaw-dropping number of partners this year—but only three are black. How's that possible? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:17 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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October
4

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Equal Parental Leave For Men and Women Is Inevitable. Embrace It.

If women are serious about equality, we'll have to share our goodies with the men. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:08 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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October
2

Money/Power, Women

Meow. Meow. Here Comes Kellyanne Conway!

Thank goodness she's bringing women back to their senses. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:57 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
30

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Women

News and Gossip: Sex and Food Edition

Finally, some news that's totally irrelevant! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:13 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
26

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

The Judge Didn't Seem Impressed by Dershowitz's Arguments

If Judge Preska's use of sarcasm is any indication, I’d say that the Dershowitz team should be sweating. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:23 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
23

Diversity, Home/Work

Did Eugene Scalia Disavow His Dad's Ruling on Sodomy?

One of Justice Scalia's fears has come true: His own son seems to think LGBTQ is fine. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:43 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
19

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Judge to Jeffrey Epstein's Victims: Too Bad, So Sad

He giveth, and he taketh away. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:09 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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