Koree Khongphand-Buckman


Koree Khongphand-Buckman is chief marketing & business development officer (CMBDO) at Foley & Lardner LLP where she is responsible for leading the firm’s business development, marketing, client service and branding efforts across all practices, industries, sectors and offices to help the firm achieve its strategic objectives.

With 20 years of professional services marketing experience, Koree is adept at crafting and implementing growth strategies for new and existing clients. Prior to joining Foley, she served as head of marketing and business development for the Americas at a Top 10 global law firm where she developed many innovative initiatives and programs to enhance business performance, improve client engagement and increase revenue growth.


Koree is active in various professional and charitable organizations. Notably, she is the chief executive officer and co-founder of UNDERWEARNESS, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides new underwear to children in need. She also previously held various positions in the Legal Marketing Association Rocky Mountain Chapter including president and national conference committee member (2010) president-elect (2009) and program co-chair (2007, 2008, 2014).


  • The University of South Dakota (M.A.)
    • Emphasis in Communications Management
  • The University of South Dakota (B.S.)
    • Mass Communications, emphasis in Public Relations