Alumni Engagement Insights from the NALP Foundation Report

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 12:00 – 1:15 PM ET


Webinar Description:

Presentation of data collected in the annual survey of alumni three years out from graduation that is relevant for alumni relations, development and communications professionals. Following the presentation there will be time for informal networking and year end celebration.

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Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, President and CEO of the NALP Foundation

As President and CEO, Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower provides leadership for the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality and delivery of legal services through research, education, and the expansion of diversity within the legal profession.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Fiona served as Assistant Dean for Career Development and Public Service at Boston University School of Law for over six years, and as the National Director of Legal Recruiting for Bingham McCutchen for seven years. She practiced as a litigator at Bingham before leading the firm’s recruiting, and has also worked as an independent consultant to law firms and as a Principal in a boutique practice. She has held numerous leadership positions in both national and local legal and recruiting organizations, including NALP and the ABA. She regularly publishes and speaks on a wide variety of issues in the legal profession.

Fiona received her BA from Harvard University and her JD from Boston College Law School. Following law school, she clerked for the Hon. Frank M. Coffin, senior judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Jennifer Mandery, Vice President of Research at the NALP Foundation

As Vice President for Research, Jennifer Mandery provides expert leadership on the methodological, data and analytical aspects of the Foundation’s research projects and expertly transforms data into critical insights and delivers actionable and strategic guidance.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jennifer served as a Consultant and Senior Research Analyst for Thomson Reuters where she conducted research within the legal industry and consumer markets.  She has co-authored multiple research study publications and industry articles, and frequently presents on the Foundation’s behalf to managing partners, hiring partners, chief talent officers, law school deans, faculty and legal administrators on a variety of legal industry topics.

Jennifer received her BBA from the University of North Dakota and completed additional coursework in advanced and applied research. She serves as an authority on multiple quantitative and qualitative research techniques.


Skip Horne, Vice President for Engagement at the NALP Foundation

As Vice President for Engagement, Skip Horne plays a key role in enhancing the Foundation’s visibility and reputation by working closely with law firms, law schools, corporations, individual donors, and research and partner organizations to expand our fundraising and membership profile.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Skip served as the Senior Assistant Dean for External Relations at Santa Clara University School of Law. He has also worked at Latham & Watkins LLP, the University of San Diego School of Law, the University of Texas School of Law, and the University of Melbourne in Australia where he completed a strategic engagement as a Careers Consultant with Trinity College. Skip has served as the President of NALP (2002-03) and the President of the National LGBT Bar Foundation (2010-12), and has been active with a number of associations including the ABA, AALS, LSAC, BALRA, and SDLRA.

Skip received his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and his BSFS cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.


Mary Ann Soden, Director of Development and Faculty Initiatives at The University of California, Irvine School of Law

Mary Ann Soden joined UC Irvine School of Law in February 2016. She is an experienced non-profit executive as well as an attorney, having practiced civil law. Prior to joining UCI Law, she was the Chief Community Programs Officer for the Orangewood Children’s Foundation in Santa Ana, where she led their public-private partnerships for health and human services developing several innovative collaborations. Prior to becoming an attorney Mary Ann worked with Price Waterhouse (Legal Support Services) and American Express Bank in systems development and support. She holds a J.D. from USC Gould School of Law; a M.Sc. in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is very active in her own alumni associations, promoting networking opportunities, class communications, scholarship selection, and reunion giving.