Irena provides strategic advice and support for member outreach, for existing and potential members, and to assist with market research initiatives. As the President of McGrath Talent Strategies, Irena brings more than 30 years of law firm people-oriented experience to her consulting. She was most recently with Hogan Lovells US LLP where she led strategy, policy development and operations for the recruitment, onboarding and associated diversity programming for hiring law students, associates, knowledge lawyers and other attorneys.
On behalf of the Alliance, Irena will leverage her long-standing leadership in and knowledge of the talent acquisition and development areas including recruitment, integration, learning and development, and diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition to collaborations with law firm professionals, Irena has developed and enjoys strategic partnerships with search firms, school career services professionals, career strategy specialists and other associated professionals.
A former National Association for Law Placement (NALP) President, Irena has also served on the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees and is currently a National Advisory Board Member. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Irena is a trained coach through Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), an accredited provider of the Smart Collaborations Accelerator and is a Retirement Options Certified coach.