172 posts categorized "Home/Work"

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)

Minority Women Are More Ambitious

What’s jolting is the apparent ambition gap between women of color and white women. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:30 PM on January 30, 2019 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

Do Moms Make Better Leaders? Gillibrand Seems to Think So.

Is it anti-feminist to criticize Gillibrand's mommy comment? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:44 PM on January 18, 2019 in Home/Work, Women | Comments (1)

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)

Warning: Breastfeeding Is Dangerous (to Your Career)

The breastfeeding penalty is alive and well. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:58 AM on December 26, 2018 in Home/Work, Women | 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)

Trying to Get Pregnant? Management Would Like to Know.

I am so grateful for white, middle-aged male partners. If it weren't for them, I honestly don't know what I'd write about! Take Stephen Sozio, the co-leader of Jones Day’s health care practice who also chairs the firm’s litigation department in Cleveland. At a recent office meeting, he apparently "encouraged"... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:18 AM on October 9, 2018 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Sued for Gender Bias, Yet Named to "Best Law Firms for Women" List

Talk about awkward timing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:27 AM on August 20, 2018 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Latham & Watkins Partner Wades Into NDA Mess

Move over Michael Cohen. BigLaw is now representing fat cat clients with mistress problems. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:34 PM on July 16, 2018 in Home/Work, 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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