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Latest News
Latest News
NALP Foundation Trustee Byron McLain Featured Guest on Podcast
Byron McLain, a partner with Foley & Lardner, was the subject of the latest episode of The Path & The Practice podcast.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Joseph Torres Lauded for IEJF Board Service
Joseph Torres, a partner with Jenner & Block, recently completed many years of service on the board of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Tom Leatherbury Leads First Amendment Webinar (1/25/21)
Tom Leatherbury, partner at Vinson & Elkins, moderates a discussion on critical First Amendment issues with special guest Sylvia Komatsu, Chief Content Officer of KERA and KXT.
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5th Annual Hiring Partner Conference
Registration is now open for the NALP Foundation's 5th Annual Hiring Partner Conference, scheduled to be held virtually on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 1-4:30pm EST.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Joseph Torres Honored by Crain's Chicago Business
Joseph J. Torres, a partner with Jenner & Block, has been named to Crain's 2020 list of Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting and Law.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Bill O'Neil Featured as a "Legal Maverick" in MLA Publication
Bill O'Neil, a member of the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees, shared his career advice in a recent issue of Major, Lindsey & Africa's The Legal Navigator.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Ian Holloway Reappointed as Law Dean at Calgary
Dr. Ian Holloway has been reappointed for a third term as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Tom Leatherbury Named Director of SMU's First Amendment Clinic
Thomas Leatherbury, a partner with Vinson & Elkins in Dallas, has been named the director of the new First Amendment Clinic at the SMU Dedman School of Law.
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NALP Foundation Chair Howard Ellin Named Corporate Lawyer of the Year Finalist
Congratulations to Howard Ellin, Partner, Skadden Arps, who joins a short list of six other finalists for this inaugural award from The American Lawyer.
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Professional Development in a Pandemic Study Launched Today
The NALP Foundation and the National Business Institute have developed a ground-breaking new study on how COVID, civil unrest and economic crisis have impacted law firm PD efforts.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Bill O'Neil Quoted in Business Insider
Bill O'Neil, a member of the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees, discusses how Winston & Strawn shifted its hiring to adjust for the pandemic in a recent Business Insider article.
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IN THE NEWS: Keeping the Keepers IV
The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and Law360 report on various findings from Keeping the Keepers IV.
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NALP Foundation and MLA Launch Keeping the Keepers IV Study Results
This landmark research study, the fourth in our series, examines seven years of law firm associate hiring, attrition and retention data.
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PRESS RELEASE: Keeping the Keepers IV
View the press release highlighting the study parameters, as well as its significant findings and analysis, and information about the partnership between The NALP Foundation and MLA.
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Class of 2016 Alumni Employment and Satisfaction Study Results
NALP and the NALP Foundation share results from this new report on the Class of 2016 graduates.
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Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction - Class of 2017
This annual survey of law school graduates 3-years post graduation is currently underway among the Class of 2017.
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The NALP Foundation Welcomes Vanderbilt Law Dean Chris Guthrie as its Newest Trustee
Vanderbilt Law School Dean Chris Guthrie has become a Trustee of The NALP Foundation.
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NALP Foundation Trustee Byron McLain Named Co-Chair of Committee on Building Trust and Equity
NALP Foundation Trustee Byron McLain was named Co-Chair of the newly formed Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity
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NALP Foundation Trustee Cynthia Patton joins Verily Life Sciences as General Counsel
Foundation Trustee Cynthia Patton joins Verily Life Sciences as General Counsel
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The NALP Foundation Welcomes Byron McLain to the Board of Trustees
The NALP Foundation welcomes Byron McLain, as our newest Trustee. Byron McLain is a Los Angeles-based litigator and white-collar criminal defense partner at Foley & Lardner LLP.
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NALP Foundation Launches Search for Vice President for Engagement
The NALP Foundation invites applications for this exciting new role. Join us to advance the Foundation's mission, interfacing with legal employers, law schools, research partners, and the media.
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Statement from the NALP Foundation
Statement regarding inclusion of Native Americans/American Indians in our recently released study, Women of Color: A Study of Law School Experiences.
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NEW RELEASE: Women of Color - A Study of Law School Experiences
The NALP Foundation and the Center for Women in Law collaborated on this first-of-its-kind study examining disparities between the educational and social experiences of women of color and their peers during law school.
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NEW RELEASE: Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction - Class of 2016
The NALP Foundation and NALP are now pleased to provide the legal industry with the Class of 2016 reports detailing law school alumni employment and satisfaction.
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NEW RELEASE: Update on Associate Attrition (for calendar year 2019)
The latest Update on Associate Attrition for calendar year 2019 is now available for purchase in the NALP Foundation bookstore.
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President and CEO Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower Joined March 23, 2020
Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower is the new President and CEO of the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education.
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NALP Foundation Names Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower New President and CEO
The NALP Foundation has named Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23, 2020.
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Update on Associate Attrition (Calendar Year 2019)
This annual survey of associate attrition is now closed. The report will be available late spring 2020.
Keeping the Keepers IV
The NALP Foundation announces the return of the popular Keeping the Keepers research study
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Longtime NALP Foundation President and CEO Tammy Patterson Has Ended Her Service Leading the Founda
Longtime NALP Foundation President and CEO Tammy Patterson has decided to end her service leading the Foundation and instead to serve as a research consultant for the Foundation.
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NEW RELEASE: International Directory of Lawyer Qualification
NALP and the NALP Foundation are pleased to offer the updated and expanded edition of the International Directory of Lawyer Qualification. This resource is a guide to legal systems, education, and rules for admission throughout the world.
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AJD III PRESS RELEASE
Major New Research Study on Lawyer Careers Reveals a Changing Profession, but Little Progress on Race and Gender Equality
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After the JD III: Third Results from a National Study of Legal Careers
After the JD III, the third wave of the most important and comprehensive study of legal career pathways in history is now available for purchase.
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Speaking Engagements and Educational Programming
Speaking Engagements and Educational Programming

5th Annual Hiring Partner Conference
03/09/2021 - 03/09/2021
Virtual, Massachusetts

2020 Update on Associate Attrition Webinar
05/21/2020 - 05/21/2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Webinar -- Women of Color: A Study of Law School Experiences
06/11/2020 - 06/11/2020
Boston, Massachusetts

NALP/NALP Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable #2
05/14/2020 - 05/14/2020
New York, New York

NALP/NALP Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable #1
04/16/2020 - 04/16/2020
Atlanta, Georgia

NALP Foundation Research Presentation to LRAP and GPALS
03/18/2020 - 03/18/2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SOLD OUT -- Fourth Annual Hiring Partner Conference
02/24/2020 - 02/25/2020
Miami, Florida

SDLRA Presentation
11/07/2019 - 11/07/2019
San Diego, California

The NALP Foundation Leadership
The NALP Foundation Leadership
Tammy W. Brennig, Esq. Tammy W. Brennig, Esq.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Member of the Board of Trustees Since November 2018

Tammy Brennig is a corporate finance partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth in Houston. Tammy has an Read more >

Jon R. (Jay) Harris, Jr., Esq. Jon R. (Jay) Harris, Jr., Esq.
King & Spalding
Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2002
Chair of the Board of Trustees 2006-2008

Jay Harris is a partner in King & Spalding's Read more >

Cynthia M. Patton, Esq. Cynthia M. Patton, Esq.
Verily Life Sciences LLC
Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2019

Cynthia Patton serves as general counsel of Verily Life Sciences in Los Angeles. Until July 2020, she was Read more >

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Recent Publications
Recent Publications
Professional Development in a Pandemic Professional Development in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and economic downturn have impacted US law firms’ professional development efforts in ways none of...Read more >

5th Annual Hiring Partner Conference 5th Annual Hiring Partner Conference
This invitation-only half-day event brings together hiring partners and law firm leaders from ...Read more >
Keeping the Keepers III + IV Keeping the Keepers III + IV

Keeping the Keepers:  Mobility & Management of Associate Talent, our signature study of associate hiring, attrition,...Read more >