Bloomberg Industry hires Chen as law columnist
Bloomberg Industry Group announced Thursday the hiring of columnist Vivia Chen, who will focus on the business and culture of Big Law and cover a wide range of subjects related to lawyers’ careers and lives.
Chen joins the organization after more than two decades covering the legal industry as a columnist at The American Lawyer, where she created and wrote “The Careerist” column.
From her commentary on billable hour to firm management, diversity and even fashion and style, Chen is known for being incisive and often irreverent. She regularly challenges the profession to improve the promotion of female and lawyers of color in its ranks.
“I’m excited to join Bloomberg Industry Group, which offers a big, sophisticated global platform,” said Chen in a statement. “It’s also thrilling to launch something fresh at Bloomberg Industry Group — a column that’s provocative and entertaining that will spark lots of discussion among lawyers and the business world.”
Chen has received awards for opinion writing, including from The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The American Bar Association also inducted her column to its Blog Hall of Fame. And last year, Lawyers of Color named Vivia to its “2020 Power List.”