Vivia Chen is a recognized journalist with over 20 years of experience covering the legal industry. She writes the “Unfiltered” column at Bloomberg Legal. Previously, she wrote the highly popular Careerist column at The American Lawyer. Vivia often turns her sharp focus on women and minorities in the legal arena. She regularly challenges the profession to improve the promotion of female and lawyers of color in its ranks, calling out firms that fall short.
Vivia has received several honors for opinion writing, including awards from The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Jesse H. Neal Awards. Last year, Lawyers of Color named Vivia to its "2020 Power List" that recognizes "the most influential minority attorneys in the nation." Born in Taiwan and raised in Houston, Vivia is a graduate of Williams College and New York University School of Law.