Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, Esq.

Assistant Dean for Career Development and Public Service


Fiona began her legal career as a litigator focused on complex commercial disputes, antitrust, business torts, franchise and probate/family law matters at Bingham McCutchen. In 2002, she was appointed as the firm’s first National Director of Legal Recruiting, where she oversaw the entry-level recruiting program for all U.S. offices. During her seven years in this position, she developed integrated, firm-wide recruiting systems for the firm; bolstered Bingham McCutchen’s talent management program; pioneered a needs-assessment protocol to ensure appropriate staffing planning; forged partnerships with law schools nationwide; and partnered with diversity organizations to enhance the diversity of the firm’s summer program and incoming entry classes. From 2009-2012, she worked as an independent consultant to Bingham McCutchen, focusing on talent management, partner leadership development, career development, and retention programs for high potential women and diverse attorneys. She has also practiced as a Principal in a boutique family law practice.

Fiona earned her her B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School, where she was the President of the Public Interest Law Foundation. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Frank M. Coffin at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Fiona has served as President of the Massachusetts Legal Recruitment Association, co-chaired the National Association of Law Placement’s Judicial Clerkship Committee, and co-authored the National Association of Law Placement’s “Diversity Best Practices Guide”.

Fiona is a Board member of the American Bar Association’s Legal Career Central, and in 2018 she was appointed to the National Association of Law Placement/American Bar Association’s Employment Outcomes Reporting Advisory Group.

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