Alumni News

Margaret Peterlin, '00: Named Rex Tillerson's New Chief of Staff

February 13, 2017 - 10:51am

State Department officials have confirmed Margaret Peterlin, '00, as Rex Tillerson’s new Chief of Staff.

Original source: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/globa...

One of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s most crucial missions is to ensure that the State Department he leads becomes an integral and influential part of the Trump administration and not an outpost of opposition to a White House set on radically altering U.S. foreign policy priorities. That strategy is playing out in his selection of key officials to manage his agency, including his new chief of staff.

The State Department workforce has good reason to be concerned about its relevance in Trump’s world. Trump’s executive order on immigration was crafted without significant State Department input, and Tillerson was reportedly baffled about not being consulted. When more than 900 department employees signed a dissent cable about the order, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said they should “either get with the program or they can go.”

Enter Margaret Peterlin, who State Department officials confirmed is Tillerson’s new chief of staff. Peterlin was with Trump before Tillerson came on to the scene. She helped guide Tillerson through his confirmation process, and the two developed a rapport. Now she will have the most important job at the State Department when it comes to managing the relationship between the secretary and the thousands of bureaucrats he leads.

Continue reading: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/globa...

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Marla Messing, '89, Appointed to Key Leadership Role at LA 2024

February 9, 2017 - 11:04am

The Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Exploratory Committee has announced the appointment of Marla Messing, '89 as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations.

Original source: 

http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__58986/Title...

LA 2024 today announced the appointments of Marla Messing as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations and Peter Tomozawa as Vice President and Executive Director for Partnerships and Board Relations. Formerly the President and CEO of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Messing will manage relationships with domestic Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders, including national governing bodies and American sports leaders. Messing will also work closely with leading LA and California tech innovators, ensuring their integration into LA’s plans to deliver a new Games for a new era. Tomozawa, formerly Executive Director of Business Development for Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, will manage relationships with institutional partners and board members as LA 2024 refines its low-risk, high-tech and sustainable Games plan.

LA 2024 today announced the appointments of Marla Messing as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations and Peter Tomozawa as Vice President and Executive Director for Partnerships and Board Relations. Formerly the President and CEO of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Messing will manage relationships with domestic Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders, including national governing bodies and American sports leaders. Messing will also work closely with leading LA and California tech innovators, ensuring their integration into LA’s plans to deliver a new Games for a new era. Tomozawa, formerly Executive Director of Business Development for Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, will manage relationships with institutional partners and board members as LA 2024 refines its low-risk, high-tech and sustainable Games plan.

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Ajit Pai, '97: "How FCC Chairman Became a Rising Republican Star"

February 9, 2017 - 10:52am

New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, '97, has made quite a splash in his first few weeks on the job, as the net neutrality opponent has been busy reversing the agency’s moves on everything from sponsored data offerings to subsidized internet programs.

Original source: 

http://m.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/ar...

New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has made quite a splash in his first few weeks on the job, as the net neutrality opponent has been busy reversing the agency’s moves on everything from sponsored data offerings to subsidized internet programs.

And as one of the Trump administration’s few longtime Washington insiders, Pai has been effective so far working within the system to put his pro-business imprint on the commission.

Here are five things to know about the new FCC chairman:

http://m.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/ar...

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Roger Cramton, '55: 1929-2017

February 9, 2017 - 10:48am

Roger C. Cramton, '55, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

Original source: 

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/r...

Roger C. Cramton, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

Cramton began teaching law in 1957 as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and then at the University of Michigan Law School, teaching ethics and torts. He became dean of the Cornell Law School in 1973, following work with the Administrative Conference of the U.S. and the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon appointed Cramton as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent federal agency dedicated to improve federal administrative procedures. In 1972, Nixon appointed him as assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice, a role “much like that of chaplain to the pope,” according to the late Cornell law professor William Tucker Dean. Prior to Cramton’s appointment, the post was held by future Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, and Cramton was succeeded by future Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Continue reading: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/r...

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Jack O'Malley, '81: "Chicago Justice's Justice"

February 3, 2017 - 2:31pm

In the latest episode of a long and successful career, Jack O’Malley, '81, has gone from enforcing the law to practicing it to helping the practice exist authentically in a fictionalized world.

Original source: 

http://chicagolawyermagazine.com/Articles/201...

In the latest episode of a long and successful career, Jack O’Malley has gone from enforcing the law to practicing it to helping the practice exist authentically in a fictionalized world.

O’Malley, a retired 2nd District Appellate Court justice, is a consultant for the upcoming television show “Chicago Justice.” The show is the latest in a series of Chicago-based shows that exist in the same world, including “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med.”

“Chicago Justice” follows the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as it seeks to resolve cases. The first episode will air March 1 before moving to its regular 8 p.m. Sunday night time slot on March 5. O’Malley is uniquely equipped for the consulting gig: In addition to being a retired justice and a former Chicago police officer and tactical investigator, he served as the Cook County state’s attorney from 1990 to 1996.

He scored the NBC job as a result of a connection he made nearly four decades ago while in law school — a story he likes to tell his students as a visiting professor of law for Northern Illinois University College of Law.

“I tell my students that the relationships they form even before their legal careers get started can help them many years later,” O’Malley said. “I tell them that this is a guy I met the first day of law school, and in my retirement years, he presented me with a new line of work that’s really fun.”

O’Malley talks with us about his career and his future with “Chicago Justice.”

Continue reading: http://chicagolawyermagazine.com/Articles/201...

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Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, '86: Delivers Fourth State of the Judiciary

February 3, 2017 - 10:24am

Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald, '86, just presented his fourth State of the Judiciary, in which he called for improved access to justice.

Original source: 

http://www.midweek.com/chief-justice-mark-rec...

Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald just presented his fourth State of the Judiciary, in which he called for improved access to justice.

The state Judiciary constitutes the third branch of Hawaii’s government. It employs approximately 1,900 people, 82 of whom are judges. Courts can be found on all the islands, from Kona to Lihue, and a couple of times a month on Lanai and Molokai.

The Judiciary may enjoy equal status with the executive and legislative branches, but like the governor and all of his department heads and deputies, its leader too must go dutifully to the Capitol to brag and beg for funds.

So Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald crossed King Street last Wednesday to deliver his fourth State of the Judiciary (the third he’s done in person; in 2013, he spoke via the Internet.)

Continue reading: http://www.midweek.com/chief-justice-mark-rec...

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Ann Shuman, '96: Appointed General Counsel at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

February 1, 2017 - 3:37pm

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has announced that Ann Shuman, '96, DTCC Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, has been appointed General Counsel.

Original source: 

http://www.automatedtrader.net/news/at/157007...

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has announced that Ann Shuman, DTCC Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, has been appointed General Counsel, effective February 1, 2017. Ms. Shuman assumes the General Counsel position from Larry Thompson, who is stepping down to serve full-time as Vice Chairman of DTCC.

As General Counsel, Ms. Shuman will be responsible for advising senior management and the DTCC Board of Directors on legal and regulatory matters. In addition, she will join the firm's Management Committee and continue to oversee its global legal team. Ms. Shuman has been with DTCC since January 2014. Prior to DTCC, Ms. Shuman served as Managing Director & Deputy General Counsel of CME Group.

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Peter Altabef, '83: Appointed to NiSource Inc. Board of Directors

January 31, 2017 - 9:31am

NiSource Inc. announced that on January 27, 2017 its Board of Directors elected Peter A. Altabef, '83, to the Board.

Original source: 

http://www.streetinsider.com/dr/

NiSource Inc. announced that on January 27, 2017 its Board of Directors elected Peter A. Altabef to the Board.

Altabef currently serves as president and CEO at Unisys Corporation, a position he has held since January 2015. Prior to his current role, he served as president and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc. from 2013 to 2014, when it was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Perot Systems Corporation from 2004 until its 2009 acquisition by Dell Inc. Following that transaction, he served as president of Dell Services, the information technology services and business process solutions unit of Dell.

"We are pleased to have Peter join the NiSource Board of Directors," said NiSource Board Chairman Richard L. Thompson. "With his extensive experience leading some of the world's leading information technology companies, Peter brings both overall corporate leadership experience and cybersecurity expertise to our Board. His perspective and insight will be invaluable as we execute on our robust long-term utility infrastructure investment programs, while operating our core business of safely and reliably delivering critical energy services to our customers."

Altabef also serves on the board of Unisys. He is also a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a board member of EastWest Institute and a member of the advisory boards of Merit Energy Company, LLC. and Petrus Trust Company, LTA.

He has previously served as senior advisor to 2M Companies Inc., and as director of MICROS Systems, Perot Systems and Belo Corporation.

Continue reading: http://www.streetinsider.com/dr/

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Veronica Gomez, '94: Appointed by ComEd as Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Energy Policy and General Counsel

January 26, 2017 - 11:49am

Today ComEd announced that Verónica Gómez, '94 has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel.

Original source: 

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170124006398/en/ComEd-Appoints-Verónica-Gómez-Senior-Vice-President

Today ComEd announced that Verónica Gómez has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel.

Gómez previously served as the vice president and deputy general counsel for litigation at Exelon, ComEd’s parent company. In that role, Gómez was responsible for litigation cases on behalf of all Exelon companies, including ComEd. This litigation included third-party disputes and litigation in support of multi-billion dollar transactions. Prior to joining Exelon, Gómez was a litigation partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg and before that at Schopf & Weiss (now Honigman Miller), where she served on the Executive Committee.

In her new role, which she assumed on January 1, Gómez serves as ComEd’s primary legal advisor and oversees the company’s regulatory policy, strategy and rates function. She replaces Thomas S. O’Neill, who was recently appointed as the senior vice president and general counsel of Exelon. Gómez will report to Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd president & CEO.

“I am delighted to have Veronica join my senior team. She is a proven leader and exceptional thinker whose experience and knowledge in regulatory policy will provide continued focus in our strategic efforts,” said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd. “Her knowledge of our company and insight into the direction we’re trying to move in as a 21st century utility will be an invaluable asset to us achieving our goals.”

Continue reading: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170124006398/en/ComEd-Appoints-Verónica-Gómez-Senior-Vice-President

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Chaka Patterson: Named as Civil Action Bureau's Chief

January 26, 2017 - 11:45am

As part of her efforts to bolster the county’s civil legal team, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx named Chaka M. Patterson, a Chicago-based partner at Jones Day, as the Civil Actions Bureau’s chief.

Original source: 

http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/20...

Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx announced on Monday the appointment of four new bureau chiefs as well as an incoming reorganization of the state’s attorney’s office.

In a phone interview, the county’s top legal official, six weeks into her term, also reiterated a commitment to priorities she campaigned on, including elevating the role of her office’s Civil Actions Bureau and starting a unit to address gun violence. But that takes time, she said.
As part of her efforts to bolster the county’s civil legal team, Foxx named Chaka M. Patterson, a Chicago-based partner at Jones Day, as the Civil Actions Bureau’s chief. Patterson will take over sometime next month, Foxx said.

That group within the state’s attorney’s office, which handles litigation and other civil matters on the county’s behalf, consisted of 83 assistant state’s attorneys according to the fiscal year 2017 county budget.

Patterson has experience practicing law in both the public and private sectors — a quality that made him stand out, Foxx said. His experience also includes a five-year stint at Exelon Corp. and five years between Jones Day and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. That background, Foxx said, allows him to bring “the best practices of both universes together in our civil bureau.”

But it was Patterson’s government work that could serve as a guidepost for the future of the bureau under Foxx’s watch. From 2003 to 2006, Patterson served as the chief of the Illinois attorney general’s special litigation bureau. The litigation this bureau pursued “brought in hundreds of millions of dollars in resources to the state,” Foxx said.

Continue reading: http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/20...

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Lisa Brown, '86: Joins the CLASP Board of Trustees for 2017

January 26, 2017 - 11:39am

The board of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has welcomed four new trustees for 2017, including Lisa Brown, '86.

Original source: 

http://www.clasp.org/news-room/news-releases/...

The board of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has welcomed four new trustees for 2017: Lisa Brown, Thomas Kahn, Sunil Mansukhani, and Edward Montgomery.

“These four leaders bring to CLASP decades of high-level experience in the executive branch, the Congress, academia, and the nonprofit world.  In the challenging days ahead, their extensive knowledge of how federal policymaking works will be of vital assistance to CLASP staff and to CLASP board members throughout the county,” said Joe Onek, chair of CLASP’s board of trustees.  

Lisa Brown joined Georgetown University in March 2013 as vice president and general counsel following distinguished service in the Obama Administration as assistant to the president and staff secretary in the White House, as well as acting chief performance officer at the Office of Management and Budget. She also held positions in the Clinton Administration, serving as counsel to Vice President Gore, as an executive board member on the President’s Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities, and as an attorney adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. Outside of government, Ms. Brown was executive director of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy for six years and was a partner at the Shea & Gardner law firm. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in political economy and earned her law degree (with honors) from the University of Chicago Law School.

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Mary Smith, '91: Acting Director of the Indian Health Service

January 23, 2017 - 11:45am

Acting Director of the Indian Health Service: Who Is Mary L. Smith, '91?

Original source: 

http://www.allgov.com/news/appointments-and-r...

Mary L. Smith, an attorney and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, took over the Indian Health Service in March 2016.

Smith was born in Chicago and attended Loyola University there, earning a B.S. in mathematics and computer science in 1984. She initially worked with computers, as a systems programmer for drug chain Walgreens and as a senior systems engineer at Northern Trust Bank, both in Chicago.

In 1988, she returned to Loyola to attend law school. After her first year, she transferred to the University of Chicago law school, where she earned her J.D. in 1991. Smith then clerked for Judge R. Lanier Anderson III of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

After finishing her clerkship, Smith took a job at the Chicago law firm of Ross & Hardies. In 1994, she joined the Justice Department as a trial attorney in the civil division. She took time off in 1996 to work in President Bill Clinton’s re-election campaign. In the spring of 1997, she was named associate counsel to the president, and associate director of policy planning for the administration’s Domestic Policy Council.

Continue reading: http://www.allgov.com/news/appointments-and-r...

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Ajit Pai, '97: Tapped as FCC Chairman

January 23, 2017 - 11:40am

Current Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai, '97, has been tapped as the next Chairman of the FCC.

Original source: 

http://petrilla.com/2017/01/commissioner-ajit...

President Trump has tapped current Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Varadaraj Pai as the next Chairman of the FCC. A move not requiring Senate confirmation since Commissioner Pai was already confirmed to the agency in 2012 as a Commissioner nominated by Former President Obama.

Commissioner Pai has laid out a number of his positions in his biography on the FCC website, and favors reducing bureaucracy in order to promote growth in telecommunication infrastructure. He stated the Government must “create a roadmap” for state and local governments eliminating what he calls “unnecessary regulatory hoops” broadband companies currently face. He believes “the federal government must make it easier to for broadband providers to retire increasingly obsolete copper lines in favor of next-generation technologies like fiber.”

On Wireless, Commissioner Pai states the Government “must streamline the process for deploying wireless infrastructure, from big towers to small cells” and it “must free up more licensed spectrum for use by wireless carriers and more unlicensed spectrum for things like Wi-Fi.”

Continue reading: http://petrilla.com/2017/01/commissioner-ajit...

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Jon Lerner, '95: To Serve as Deputy UN Ambassador

January 19, 2017 - 4:59pm

Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for UN Ambassador, has selected Jon Lerner, '95 to be her deputy.

Original source: 

http://jewishinsider.com/10389/jon-lerner-to-...

Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for UN Ambassador, has selected Jon Lerner to be her deputy, according to FITSNews, a South Carolina political website. The selection was first reported by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, citing several sources.

A veteran advisor to the South Carolina Governor, Lerner, who is Jewish, has worked with numerous GOP clients including Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC). Lerner is considered a staunch conservative. Former First Lady Jenny Sanford told McClatchy Newspapers in 2010, “He works for clients who he believes in and who reflect his own ideological principles. That provides him a sense of purpose and integrity and focus that is lacking in other consultants.”

Throughout the 2016 Presidential race, Lerner played a key role in the NeverTrump campaign, Politico reported in March. Working as a senior strategist for the Washington-based Club for Growth, the group started airing ads against Trump during the fall of 2014 in Iowa. Club for Growth intensified its efforts against the New York businessman spending millions on ads in key states of Florida and Illinois.

Continue reading: http://jewishinsider.com/10389/jon-lerner-to-serve-as-deputy-un-ambassador/

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Amanda Jester, '03: Named to Ambulatory M&A Advisor Leading Lawyers List

January 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

Amanda K. Jester, '03, partner and member of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP's Board of Directors (Austin), has been named to the Ambulatory M&A Advisor annual Leading Lawyers list.

Original source: 

http://m.marketwired.com/press-release/waller...

Three attorneys from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, technology, retail and hospitality industries, have been named to the Ambulatory M&A Advisor annual Leading Lawyers list

The attorneys are:

  • Amanda K. Jester, partner and member of Waller's Board of Directors (Austin)
  • George W. Bishop III, partner (Nashville)
  • Matthew R. Burnstein, partner and chairman of Waller's Board of Directors (Nashville)

"Our work with healthcare clients has brought many accolades to Waller this year, and we can credit that to our expansive roster of dedicated attorneys," said Ken Marlow, Chair of Waller's nationally recognized Healthcare Department. "We are honored for Amanda, George and Matt to be named to the Leading Lawyers list, as we continue our commitment to serving the healthcare industry."

The Leading Lawyers list designates lawyers who have achieved a high degree of recognition and success within the healthcare transaction field with at least 10 years of experience.

Amanda Jester represents private equity funds, hospitals, free-standing emergency centers, surgery centers, physician practices, dental practices and specialized service providers in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Amanda specializes in physician practice mergers and acquisitions and has represented both physician practices and investors in consolidations and private equity platform transactions. Jester graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Austin College and earned her J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School.

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Kathleen Salvaty, '96: New Systemwide Title IX Coordinator for the University of California

January 13, 2017 - 10:16am

The University of California tannounced the appointment of Kathleen Salvaty, '96 to fill the new position of systemwide Title IX coordinator, reporting directly to President Janet Napolitano in a role that will lead efforts against sexual violence and sexual harassment throughout the University.

Original source: 

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-...

The University of California today (Jan. 12) announced the appointment of Kathleen Salvaty to fill the new position of systemwide Title IX coordinator, reporting directly to President Janet Napolitano in a role that will lead efforts against sexual violence and sexual harassment throughout the University.

Salvaty, an attorney who most recently worked as Title IX coordinator at UCLA, will direct the University’s ongoing efforts to change the culture around issues of sexual violence and sexual harassment. This includes education, prevention, adjudication and sanctioning in such matters involving faculty, students and staff. In conjunction with campus chancellors and leaders at UC medical centers and labs, she will oversee local Title IX coordinators to ensure coordination, consistency and timeliness in implementing University policy.

“Hiring Kathleen is a critical next step in making sure our recently overhauled policies to prevent, adjudicate and sanction sexual misconduct at UC are properly, and consistently, carried out,” Napolitano said. “Her deep expertise and leadership in Title IX compliance will ensure the University remains at the forefront of advancements in this complex area and that each member of our UC community feels safe and respected.”

Continue reading: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-...

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The Honorable Danny Boggs, '68: Semi-Retiring from Federal Court Bench

January 12, 2017 - 10:55am

Judge Danny J. Boggs, '68, of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, recently announced that he will assume senior status, creating a vacancy on the federal bench for the next president to fill.

Original source: 

http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/former-bg-att...

Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently announced that he will assume senior status, creating a vacancy on the federal bench for the next president to fill.

Born in Cuba and raised in Bowling Green, Boggs has served on the appeals court since 1986, when he was appointed by then-President Ronald Reagan. Boggs maintains his chambers in Louisville.

His announcement Tuesday that he will go into semi-retirement effective Feb. 28 means there will be two vacancies on the 16-justice panel. Former Judge Boyce Martin, also from Kentucky, retired in 2013 and died last year.

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Charles Senatore, '80: Elected to the American Law Institute

January 11, 2017 - 11:45am

The American Law Institute has elected 58 new members, including Charles Senatore, '80, Exec. VP & Head of Regulatory Coordination and Strategy for Fidelity Investments.

Original source: 

https://www.ali.org/news/articles/january-201...

The American Law Institute has elected 58 new members. These highly regarded judges, lawyers, and law professors will bring a wide range of perspectives and areas of expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.

“I have the great luck of welcoming each class of new members,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “Each group of lawyers, accomplished in their own fields and professions, brings new experience and new perspectives to our work of clarifying the law. I look forward to greeting our new members as I hand over the gavel to Dean Levi in May.”

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Charles Senatore, '80: Elected to the American Law Institute

January 11, 2017 - 11:44am

The American Law Institute has elected 58 new members, including Charles Senatore, '80, Exec. VP & Head of Regulatory Coordination and Strategy for Fidelity Investments.

Original source: 

https://www.ali.org/news/articles/january-201...

The American Law Institute has elected 58 new members. These highly regarded judges, lawyers, and law professors will bring a wide range of perspectives and areas of expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.

“I have the great luck of welcoming each class of new members,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “Each group of lawyers, accomplished in their own fields and professions, brings new experience and new perspectives to our work of clarifying the law. I look forward to greeting our new members as I hand over the gavel to Dean Levi in May.”

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Michael Haeberle, '12: Named Partner at Patterson Law Firm

January 9, 2017 - 9:20am

Michael Haeberle, '12, a specialist in commercial litigation issues such as breach of contract, professional liability and legal malpractice -- has been named as a partner at Patterson Law Firm.

Original source: 

http://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/511067424-...

Michael Haeberle -- a specialist in commercial litigation issues such as breach of contract, professional liability and legal malpractice -- has been named as a partner at Patterson Law Firm.

Haeberle joined the firm in 2014 and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and and a bachelor of arts from Carleton College in Minnesota.

"Mike is one of the youngest lawyers to be named partner in this or any other firm," Managing Partner Thomas Patterson, managing partner. said. "Clients and juries love him and judges respect him. He is a first-class talent. Mike has worked on challenging cases which have resolved successfully. We look forward to working with him for a long time."

Haeberle also taught elementary school through AmeriCorps and mediated cases in Minneapolis through Community Mediation Services. He is on the LAF Young Professionals Board and is a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association.

Patterson Law Firm, based in Chicago, handles commercial litigation concerns such as insurance coverage claims, construction contracts and intellectual property litigation. For more information about the firm, visit http://www.pattersonlawfirm.com/.

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