Mary Beth Hernandez

Global Head of Legal Market Development, Automotive Industry, Thomson Reuters

Mary Beth Hernandez returned to Thomson Reuters after spending three years in law firm business development and marketing for two prestigious AmLaw 100 firms.  Most recently, Mary Beth served as the chief marketing and business development officer for Ballard Spahr LLP, leading a team of over 40 professionals and working as a member of the firmwide Management Committee.  In this role, she was responsible for overseeing, implementing, and providing strategic leadership for the firm’s marketing and business development initiatives, including client and industry teams, communications, market intelligence and launching a client value program.  Before joining Ballard Spahr, Mary Beth held a senior marketing role at Paul, Weiss, where she advised on client development and cross-marketing.

From 2006  to 2013, Mary Beth held a number of roles in Large Law for the Legal division of Thomson Reuters.  Her most recent position was Vice President and Global Business Director for the Global Account Management program, where she drove revenue and market share growth and served as the single point of contact for an elite group of global law firms.  Early in her career, Mary Beth practiced law and was assistant general counsel for Allied Building Products Corp.

In addition to her legal and corporate experience, Mary Beth has a background in sports broadcasting and has worked on-air and in production for outlets including NBC Sports, The Tennis Network, MSG and Fox Sports.

Mary Beth received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.


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