On March 23, 2020, Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower became the new President and CEO of the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education. A graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School, she brings deep and varied experience in the legal industry. A former law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Coffin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the former head of Bingham McCutchen’s national legal recruiting efforts, and a former litigator, Ms. Hornblower currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Career Development and Public Service at Boston University Law School.
Ms. Hornblower has lengthy relationships with both the NALP Foundation and with NALP. She describes herself as a long-time user of NALP Foundation research, both at her former firm and at BU Law, where she oversaw the school’s participation in the Foundation’s popular Alumni Satisfaction Study. For NALP, Ms. Hornblower currently is chairing the ABA/NALP Employment Outcomes Advisory Group. She has served in other NALP leadership roles, has spoken at the Annual Education Conference, has co-authored the Diversity Best Practices Guide and has written articles for the Bulletin.
Asked why she applied for the NALP Foundation President and CEO position, Ms. Hornblower said, “This was a unique and compelling opportunity to join an extraordinarily well-respected, mission-driven organization focusing on the legal profession’s key issues. I can bring to bear my background in both legal practice and legal academia (as well as the deep connections forged over my 25-year legal career), and I can build on the terrific work done by Paula Patton and Tammy Patterson and the other talented Foundation team members.”
NALP Foundation Board Chair Liz Price, the Chief Legal Talent Partner of Alston & Bird, said, “Fiona’s unique experience and background were a perfect fit to take the Foundation forward. As the NALP Foundation moves toward its 25th year, we are confident that we will continue to make powerful contributions to the increasingly complex legal industry.”
And Ms. Hornblower is up to the challenge. She said, “I’m excited to dive in to identify issues of key concern within the profession. I want to make sure our research provides tangible and useable data for decision-makers who will advance our profession, and I look forward to growing the Foundation’s relationships and to collaborating with other organizations that are tangling with these issues.”