December
2

Diversity, Money/Power

Dershowitz Rebukes Louis Begley on Anti-Semitism

The famous Harvard professor takes issue with the esteemed writer and lawyer. Continue Reading

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November
28

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats

Louis Begley on Law, Sex and Anti-Semitism

My chat with the distinguished writer (and lawyer). Continue Reading

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November
21

Advice, Money/Power

Best Cities for Money (And Maybe Happiness)

Guess which city has poor but happy partners? Continue Reading

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November
16

Money/Power, Partner chats, Women

David Boies Says He's Not Freaked Out By Trump Presidency. Really.

Boies says he's hopeful about the reign of Trump. Kinda. Continue Reading

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November
12

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

Why Hillary's Loss Feels So Personal

To women lawyers, Hillary was one of our own. Continue Reading

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November
5

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Law's Culture of Wimpiness: The ABA and James Comey

The ABA didn't have the balls to stand up to Trump. So what else is new? Continue Reading

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November
2

Fashion/Style/Etiquette

Real Estate Porn: Big Law Style (New York Edition)

Goodbye, Upper East Side. Hello, Brooklyn! Continue Reading

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October
24

Money/Power, Partner chats, Women

Top Litigator Ted Boutrous Tweets He'll Represent Trump's Accusers for Free

At least 60 lawyers, including Harvard's Larry Tribe, are ready to defend Trump's accusers. Continue Reading

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October
21

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women

On Happiness Scale, Big Law Partners Rank High (No, Really)

Big Law partners rank themselves high on the satisfaction scale. Is the miserable lawyer an urban myth? Continue Reading

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October
16

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Cronyism? Or Just Plain Sex Discrimination?

There's a big gender gap in compensation, but few people want to call it sex bias. Why's that? Continue Reading

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October
12

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Web Briefs

7 Firms Make "Best Places to Work" List

News and gossip about DLA, Fordham Law School and that "nice-to-work-at" list. Continue Reading

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October
6

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Misery Loves Company: Women in Corporate America and Big Law

A look at the latest study by McKinsey and LeanIn.Org. Continue Reading

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October
1

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Are Women's Awards Empowering—or Sexist?

Am I the only one who finds those "best female" this or that list annoying? Continue Reading

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September
30

Advice, Fashion/Style/Etiquette

They Eat Horses, Don't They?

Globe trotters' food edition: How far would you go to please a client? Continue Reading

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September
28

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women

Ready for the Backlash Against New Mommies?

Can some of those super generous leave policies for new moms be too generous? Continue Reading

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September
28

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

High as a Kite

What's with those sky-high associate satisfaction scores? Continue Reading

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September
26

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Web Briefs

My Surreal Day with Obama, the NYPD and Snipers

Strange but true happenings. Continue Reading

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September
23

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Why Do the "Best" Women Leave Law Firms? Because They Can.

It's not feminist but it's what they do. Continue Reading

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September
21

Money/Power, Women

Lawyer Fires Back at Chadbourne Women

Was it an ethical violation to contact those Chadbourne partners? Continue Reading

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September
16

Money/Power, Partner chats, Women

Should Big Law Fear David Sanford

Meet the guy who wants to take Chadbourne Park to the cleaners. Continue Reading

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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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