The NALP Foundation announces its 6th Annual Hiring Partner Conference, scheduled for March 1, 2022, at the Washington, DC offices of Akin Gump.  


Hiring partners, chief talent officers, directors of recruiting, and other law firm leaders are invited to attend the Hiring Partner Conference to discuss topics and share ideas around recruiting, retention, diversity and ethics.  Tentative sessions and speakers for this year's event include:


  • Law School Deans Panel: Pivots, Pressures, and Prognostications
    • Roger Fairfax, American University Washington College of Law
    • Danielle Holley-Walker, Howard University School of Law
    • Dayna Bowen Matthew, The George Washington University Law School
    • Bill Treanor, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Chris Guthrie, Vanderbilt Law School (moderator)
  • Law Students Panel: The Good, the Bad, and What Really Works
    • American University Washington College of Law
    • The George Washington University Law School
    • Georgetown University Law Center
    • Howard University School of Law
    • Skip Horne, Vice President for Engagement, NALP Foundation (moderator)
  • Keynote: Flexibility as a Competitive Advantage in Recruiting, Retention, and DEI
    • Manar Morales, President & CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
  • NALP Foundation Research Update: Talent Tornado - Hiring, Retention and Attrition
    • Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, President & CEO
    • Jennifer Mandery, Vice President for Research
  • NALP Update: The Legal Market and Recruiting Today
    • Traci Mundy Jenkins, NALP President
    • Jim Leipold, NALP Executive Director
  • Innovations in Recruiting: AI, Assessments and Virtual Experiences
    • Thomas Brunskill, Co-Founder & CEO, Forage + James Boyle, Director of Recruiting, Latham & Watkins
    • Sang Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Thine + TBD
    • Matthew Spencer, Co-Founder & CEO, SUITED + Milana Hogan, Chief Legal Talent Officer, Sullivan & Cromwell
    • Bill O’Neil, Winston & Strawn and Chair-Elect, NALP Foundation Board of Trustees (moderator)


The in-person, the registration fee of $975 includes a welcome reception and dinner on February 28 as well as the full Conference program, breakfast and lunch on March 1. (Hotel and travel are not included. Confirmed attendees will receive a link to reserve space at our preferred hotel with their confirmation materials.)


For those unable to travel, we are offering a virtual registration for $725 that includes the March 1 program only.


We extend special thanks to our friends at Akin Gump for hosting this in-person event at their Washington, DC offices.  

Hiring Partner Conference (Virtual & In-Person)

  • Your additional 5% donation helps the NALP Foundation defray our credit card processing fees.  Thank you for supporting our non-profit organization!