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Thomas Lynn,'99: Accomplished Attorney Thomas Lynn Appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at MGP

August 10, 2017 - 10:18am

ATCHISON, Kan., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accomplished corporate attorney Thomas "T.J." Lynn has been appointed to the newly created position of general counsel and corporate secretary at MGP (Nasdaq:MGPI), a leading U.S. supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches.

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http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/accomplis...

ATCHISON, Kan., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accomplished corporate attorney Thomas "T.J." Lynn has been appointed to the newly created position of general counsel and corporate secretary at MGP (Nasdaq:MGPI), a leading U.S. supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches.

Specializing in counseling senior management teams and boards of directors of publicly- and privately-held companies, Lynn has become familiar with MGP in recent years through his association with the Kansas City, Mo.-based law firm, Stinson Leonard Street LLP. In his role as a partner of that firm since 2008, he led significant corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions for a number of regional and national clients. He also has extensive experience in advising publicly-held companies, including MGP, on compliance with securities laws and with respect to corporate governance matters.

"As part of the continued growth and evolution of MGP, we created the position of general counsel," said Dave Rindom, vice president and chief administrative officer. "This role will allow us to insource some of our legal needs, improving both the efficiency and effectiveness of the company's legal function."

Rindom added, "As a critical member of our executive leadership team, T.J. will perform an important role in supporting MGP's business goals and commitment to growth by providing counsel on issues of overarching importance to the company. His previously acquired knowledge of MGP and our business operations is a big plus, and will make for a smooth transition to his new position here."

As general counsel, Lynn will have responsibility for commercial matters, litigation oversight, environmental matters, corporate compliance obligations, intellectual property and labor/employment laws, contracts and day-to-day legal matters. Corporate secretary responsibilities will include counseling the board and senior management on matters relating to relevant federal and state securities laws, and assuring compliance with applicable corporate government requirements and best practices in conjunction with outside counsel.

"I am thrilled and honored to join MGP," said Lynn. "I look forward to engaging in this new opportunity to more directly support the company's strategic initiatives. MGP is positioning itself for long-term growth and I'm excited to help drive the company's success."

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Katharine Baird Silbaugh, '92: Elected to the American Law Institute

August 2, 2017 - 4:04pm

Katharine Silbaugh is a professor of law at Boston University School of Law. She is widely recognized for her pioneering work on gender, family care, and household labor. She is a leader in the legal literature on the relationship between work and family.

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https://www.ali.org/members/member/444456/

Katharine Silbaugh is a professor of law at Boston University School of Law. She is widely recognized for her pioneering work on gender, family care, and household labor. She is a leader in the legal literature on the relationship between work and family. Her research highlights the economic and social value of work done within households; the complex relationship between families and institutions, such as employers and schools; and the inadequacy of the legal framework supporting care work. Her publications about the relationship between institutions and family address a range of legal systems from family law and employment law to urban planning and education law.  She has intervened in policy matters of particular concern to LGBT individuals, including marriage equality litigation and anti-bullying law and policy.

Professor Silbaugh clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She later collaborated with Posner on a survey of sexual regulation, A Guide to America’s Sex Laws, published by the University of Chicago Press and now in paperback.

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Hon. Milton I. Shadur, SB, '43, JD, '49: Judge Shadur, 93, to step down after 37 years on federal bench

August 2, 2017 - 8:13am

Over 37 years, U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur has gained recognition as the academic of Chicago's federal court, widely respected for his intellect, fairness and work ethic.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/brea...

Over 37 years, U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur has gained recognition as the academic of Chicago's federal court, widely respected for his intellect, fairness and work ethic.

He was known to arrive early on weekdays and work most weekends, conducting legal research and writing opinions.

But on Tuesday, the court announced that Shadur, now 93, would be stepping down effective Sept. 1 because of complications from recent surgery.

Chief U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo said Shadur has been unable to travel to the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse since the surgery, but he still continued to keep up with a full calendar by issuing numerous opinions and orders from home.

But in a telephone interview, Shadur said it wouldn't be fair to attorneys or their clients to continue that arrangement.

"As a result, I made the only decision I thought was possible and fair to those two constituencies," said Shadur, who indicated he had never really thought about retiring before his surgery.

Nominated to the bench in 1980 by then-President Jimmy Carter, Shadur has become a bonafide legend at the downtown federal courthouse.

In the nearly four decades since, Shadur has authored more than 11,000 court opinions, Castillo noted, "many of which directly impacted the rights of thousands of individuals."

"No other member of our court can match this stunning body of written work," he said in a statement announcing the retirement.

Castillo also praised Shadur for his "truly encyclopedic" knowledge of the law and his "boundless" intellectual curiosity.

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Greg D. Andres, '95: Former US Justice Department official joins Mueller's team

August 2, 2017 - 7:58am

A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/01/former-us-jus...

A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.

Greg Andres, '95, started on Tuesday, becoming the 16th lawyer on the team, said Josh Stueve, a spokesman for the special counsel.

Most recently a white-collar criminal defense lawyer with New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, Andres, 50, served at the Justice Department from 2010 to 2012. He was deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division, where he oversaw the fraud unit and managed the program that targeted illegal foreign bribery.

Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May, is looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election, among other matters. Congressional committees are also investigating the matter.

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Alumnae Named to List of Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago

August 1, 2017 - 6:38pm

Congratulations to Tacy Flint, '04, Joni Jacobsen, '97, Lori Lightfoot, '89, Amy Manning, '92, Elizabeth Perdue, ’82, and Stephanie Scharf, ’85, on being named to the inaugural edition of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, in a special custom content section from Crain's Custom Media.

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/most-influenti...

Congratulations to Tacy Flint, '04, Joni Jacobson, '97, Lori Lightfoot, '89, Amy Manning, '92, Elizabeth Perdue, ’82, and Stephanie Scharf, ’85, on being named to the inaugural edition of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, in a special custom content section from Crain's Custom Media.

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The 60 women featured alphabetically on this site represent an impressive cross-section of the Chicago-area legal community. Many of them have practiced with distinction for decades, while others are on-the-rise attorneys making their mark.

Some have helped set new legal precedents at the U.S. Supreme Court while others have developed winning legal theories that have become standard in state and federal courts. All make it a point to mentor other women lawyers and to give back to their community in myriad ways.

Every one of the profiles in this section is drawn from the nomination materials submitted, and no lawyer paid to be featured. But because this honor is bestowed only upon lawyers for whom nominations were submitted, this year's list is not comprehensive.

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Allison Eid, '91: Poised to Make History at the 10th Circuit

July 31, 2017 - 10:25am

Allison Eid, '91, currently serves as a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court and has been nominated by the president as the first Colorado woman to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

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http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/28/colorado...

For women striving to achieve that elusive balance between family life and a successful career, it can be hard to find strong role models. But Colorado’s Allison Eid is as a shining example. Not only has she reached the highest levels of the legal profession, she has raised two amazing children and supported her husband’s own high-demand career. This combination — lawyer, mother, spouse to another working spouse — is extraordinarily rare in the upper echelons of the legal community and should be celebrated.

Eid currently serves as a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court and has been nominated by the president as the first Colorado woman to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. I had the pleasure of serving as one of Eid’s law clerks before going on to clerk for then-Judge Neil Gorsuch and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

I have been lucky to have great mentors, but none has been quite as special as Eid. From her modest beginnings to her remarkable legal achievements, she epitomizes the self-fortitude and grace we should hope for in our public servants.

Continue reading: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/28/colorado...

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Mary L. Smith, '91: Enduring Legal Principles Will Trump Politics at DOJ

July 25, 2017 - 10:51am

Mary Smith, '91, as an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, will be one of the first Native Americans to serve as an officer of the American Bar Association when she becomes its secretary this month.

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http://m.nationallawjournal.com/#/article/120...

Mary Smith, as an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, will be one of the first Native Americans to serve as an officer of the American Bar Association when she becomes its secretary this month.

A University of Chicago Law School-trained attorney, Smith clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and has been a lawyer at the White House, 1997-2001, the U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1996 and then 2010-2012, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 2001-2005, Tyco International, 2005-2007 and the Indian Health Service, from 2015 until last January, when she left with the administration turnover. There, as principal deputy director, helping to provide health care for 2.2 million people and oversaw a $6 billion budget.

The National Law Journal talked with Smith about what's ahead for the DOJ, the White House, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Indian affairs and health care — mostly all topics the Trump administration has placed center stage, and about which this Cherokee lawyer has significant knowledge and experience.

Continue reading: http://m.nationallawjournal.com/#/article/120...

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Christina Matthias, '15: Married Hank Garrett June 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 - 10:56am

Christina Matthias, '15, married Hank Garrett on June 24, 2017 in Honey Brook, PA.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/living/weddings/...

“Hank’s coming to Penn, and you’re going to love him!” Christina’s friend Alix said.

It was Spring Fling Weekend 2010. Hank, a senior fine arts major at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, came to visit his high school pal Jay, Alix’s then-boyfriend.

Alix was right. Christina, a senior history major, and Hank had so much fun grooving to Grateful Dead covers at Alix’s party that they left together to talk at Smokey Joe’s bar. “We really hit it off over a shared passion for zombie movies,” Hank said. Before he left for Bowdoin, she presented him with the book World War Z.

Continue reading: http://www.philly.com/philly/living/weddings/...

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Amy Klobuchar, '85: Heads to Chicago for Big Dem Meeting

July 24, 2017 - 10:51am

If you're a Democrat—or, for that matter, an independent or disaffected Republican—it's never too early to start talking about who might run for president against Donald Trump in 2020.

Which leads to the woman now set to attend what's being billed as the largest Democratic event in the state each year: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, '85, D-Minn., who will be the guest speaker at the annual 1,000-donkey-strong brunch of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association on Aug. 17 in Springfield.

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201707...

If you're a Democrat—or, for that matter, an independent or disaffected Republican—it's never too early to start talking about who might run for president against Donald Trump in 2020.

Which leads to the woman who just got back from a trip to Iowa and now is set to attend what's being billed as the largest Democratic event in the state each year. That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who will be the guest speaker at the annual 1,000-donkey-strong brunch of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association on Aug. 17 in Springfield.

"This year, more than ever, we must be unified in our fight against (Gov.) Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump," association President Doug House said in announcing the visit by Klobuchar, whom he described as "one of the rising stars" in the party and a woman with "a proven track record of fighting for the middle class and the Midwest."

Continue reading: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201707...

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Adam Silver, '88: Legalized Sports Gambling is a Safe Bet

July 24, 2017 - 10:47am

In an unprecedented public gathering of the heads of the nation's top sports leagues, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, '88, on Tuesday made a bold prediction about a topic his colleagues would just as soon sweep under the nearest rug: He believes sports gambling will be legalized in the United States.

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http://adage.com/article/media/nba-commish-le...

In an unprecedented public gathering of the heads of the nation's top sports leagues, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday made a bold prediction about a topic his colleagues would just as soon sweep under the nearest rug: He believes sports gambling will be legalized in the United States.

Speaking at the Paley Center for Media's "GameChangers" panel, Silver said he thinks the laws that keep sports books quarantined in Nevada and three other states eventually will fall by the wayside.

"My sense is that the law will change in the next few years in the United States, and I think it's not as much a matter of our leagues being for or against sports betting, it's more a function of being realists," Silver said. "It's a multi-hundred-billion-dollar illegal industry … and I think ultimately, as the owners of our intellectual property, we're going to embrace it and also make sure that our integrity is protected at the same time."

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Steve Koch, '82: Emanuel's Right-Hand Man Leaving City Hall

July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Steve Koch, '82, Deputy Mayor of Chicago, who played a key role in rebuilding Chicago's finances and boosting its post-recession economy, is leaving City Hall.

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201707...

The city official who played a key role in rebuilding Chicago's finances and boosting its post-recession economy is leaving City Hall.

Departing after five often turbulent years as one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top aides is Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, the mayor's office is announcing today. Koch is the latest in a string of high-level departures as Emanuel, by all accounts, prepares to seek a third term in the February 2019 election.

Coming in as Koch's successor is Robert Rivkin, a lawyer and longtime acquaintance of Emanuel's from Chicago and Washington, D.C., who was vice president of Aon and general counsel of the Chicago Transit Authority.

Continue reading: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201707...

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Jared Grusd, '00: How Digital Publishing is Evolving for the Future

July 19, 2017 - 1:07pm

Forbes interviews Jared Grusd, '00, CEO of HuffPost (rebranded from Huffington Post), on the rebrand of HuffPost being about reaching its true audience. He also talks about how every publication is in a battle to figure out a model that works for them.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/richwinley/2017/...

As the future continues its armageddon through entire industries, I’m reminded of legacy industries that have been shattered, broken, and recreated. T. As I think back to the days of my family going to a store to rent our Friday night movie, I never knew until now that in the year 2000, a young 40-year-old, Reed Hastings, founder of Netflix, attempted to pitch Blockbuster on the future of video. I think their internal battle to find effective leadership and a business model driven by late fees blinded them on actually “hearing” Mr. Hastings, and for lack of better words, Blockbuster forgot where they came from and what business they were in. The young disrupter surpassed the innovator, and now Netflix is $70 billion company.

The news and journalism industry is another legacy player that has been at war for the world’s attention through the dissemination of content ever since blogging and social media emerged. The battle is no longer just with other publications, but it’s also with individual independent bloggers who are building their own brands and viewership. The independent bloggers are making a march across the internet dispersing their authenticity in exchange for viral engagement, and it’s working. Some publishers have fallen by the wayside as they have intentionally created disingenuous content for clicks and redirects. Readership is in a generational shift, and the industry is three clicks from the climax on the roller coaster to the next phase of the future. In 2005, Huffington Post launched publicly and helped to generate the winds that have now become the forceful storm that is digital publishing.

Continue reading: https://www.forbes.com/sites/richwinley/2017/...

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David Rubenstein, '73: Recipient of 2017 American Spirit Award

July 19, 2017 - 1:01pm

The National WWII Museum held its recent American Spirit Awards gala to celebrate “individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the WWII years and throughout history.” Hailed as a 2017 American Spirit Awards recipient was David M. Rubenstein, '73.

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http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/entert...

The National WWII Museum held its recent American Spirit Awards gala to celebrate “individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the WWII years and throughout history.” Among the past recipients were Stephen E. Ambrose, Ph.D., former President George H.W. Bush, former Ambassador Corinne “Lindy” Boggs, award-winning news anchor and author Tom Brokaw, and famous award-winning actor Tom Hanks.

Hailed as the 2017 American Spirit Awards recipients were a brace of Davids: David M. Rubenstein and David McCullough. Editor of the Law Review at The University of Chicago Law School, Rubenstein later joined President Jimmy Carter’s administration; co-founded The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms; developed a long-standing interest in history, made evident by his acquisition of such iconic documents as a 1297 copy of the Magna Carta (the only copy in private hands); and has provided funding to repair a number of major U.S. monuments and sites. He chairs the boards of Duke University (his alma mater), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress.

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Ajit Pai, '97: Will Be Honored With Inaugural 'Zee Entertainment Leadership' Award

July 14, 2017 - 10:12am

Ajit Pai, '97, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the first Indian-American to hold this post, will be honoured with the inaugural Leadership Award.

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http://bestmediainfo.com/2017/07/zee-to-hold-...

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has announced that it will hold the first edition of the ‘Zee Entertainment Leadership Awards’ on July 13, 2017 in the United States of America (USA). The event will take place in Capitol Hill in Washington D.C and will be attended by the country’s eminent senators and congressmen. Zee Entertainment will honour Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as the first recipient of the Leadership Award. He will be felicitated by Amit Goenka, CEO, International Broadcast Business, ZEEL.

Goenka said, “We have instituted the ‘Zee Entertainment Leadership Awards’ to honour individuals and institutions that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the media and entertainment sector. The selection of our inaugural honouree was not difficult. The Chairman of the FCC has demonstrated a great commitment to promoting and protecting consumer access to reliable, actionable information, particularly, in our case, in the areas of healthy living, wellness, news and entertainment.”

Continue reading: http://bestmediainfo.com/2017/07/zee-to-hold-...

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Neomi Rao, '99: The Scholar Who Will Help Lead Trump's Regulatory Overhaul

July 10, 2017 - 2:26pm

On Monday, the Senate is expected to approve the nomination of Neomi Rao, '99, to lead an obscure but powerful White House agency called the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs — placing her at the heart of President Trump’s politically contentious agenda to overhaul government rules and regulations.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/09/business/t...

WASHINGTON — When George Mason University changed the name of its law school last year to honor Antonin Scalia, the late conservative Supreme Court justice, the tribute rankled many liberal faculty members and students. That the naming was tied to a multimillion-dollar donation from the conservative Charles Koch Foundation only heightened concerns.

One outspoken advocate for the name change was Neomi Rao, an associate law professor who had come to know Mr. Scalia while serving as a clerk for Clarence Thomas, another conservative member of the court. Ms. Rao, a Republican, publicly celebrated the legacy of Mr. Scalia and praised the Koch donation as “game changing” for the law school.

But quietly, Ms. Rao also worked to win over liberal critics.

Continue reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/09/business/t...

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Roger Anderson, '81: Joins Drexel Hamilton as Firm Expands Municipal Finance Team

July 7, 2017 - 1:23pm

Drexel Hamilton hired Roger Anderson, '81 as senior vice president, part of an effort by the service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer to expand municipal finance coverage.

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http://drexelhamilton.com/news/anderson-joins...

Drexel Hamilton hired Roger Anderson as senior vice president, part of an effort by the service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer to expand municipal finance coverage.

“I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that helps those who have devoted themselves to protecting our country to write the next chapters in their lives,” Anderson said in a press release Thursday.

“Roger brings a wealth of experience in municipal finance through his former positions in both government and as Executive Director of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority,” said Tom Mead, Drexel’s managing director of municipals. “He will be a tremendous addition to our banking efforts as we continue to grow the municipal finance department.”

Continue reading: http://drexelhamilton.com/news/anderson-joins...

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Dwight Yoo, '00: Newly Elected President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York

July 5, 2017 - 1:19pm

Dwight Yoo, '00, is the newly elected president of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. He is a partner in the corporate finance and financial institutions departments of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

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http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=120279216...

These are profiles of newly elected bar presidents. Groups that allow two-year terms are profiled every other year.

Asian American Bar Association of New York

Dwight Yoo, 43, is a partner in the corporate finance and financial institutions departments of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and began practicing in 2000.

His term began on April 1.

Continue reading: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=120279216...

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Sheila Nix, '89: A Top Aide to Biden, Bono, and Blago Comes Home

June 29, 2017 - 2:04pm

Sheila Nix, '89, has worked with a charitable rock star, a disgraced former governor, and a—possible?—future president and first lady. Here’s what she said about all of them.

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http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Fe...

I met Sheila Nix, 55, at the South Michigan Avenue offices of anti-hunger group Tusk Montgomery, where she has recently been appointed president. If the name Tusk rings a bell, that’s because Bradley Tusk was Rod Blagojevich’s first deputy governor; his successor in that job was Sheila Nix. Both of them got out before Blago was arrested. Nix certainly doesn’t like to advertise that association.

It’s understandable, and she doesn’t need to, because her resume is loaded with so many other jobs—chief of staff to Senators Bob Kerrey and Bill Nelson, campaign manager to Joe Biden, chief of staff to Jill Biden, deputy assistant to Barack Obama.

The mother of three, graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, married to a lawyer, she has shuttled her family between D.C. and Chicago—she grew up in Portage Park and then Palatine—but now says she is happily settled in to her home in Oak Park, with her youngest in high school, her middle child in college studying systems engineering, and her first-born working on the gubernatorial campaign of Chris Kennedy.

Continue reading: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Fe...

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Mark Chenoweth, '99: "Courthouse Steps: California Public Employees' Retirement System v. ANZ Securities - Podcast"

June 29, 2017 - 10:10am

On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals dismissal of the lawsuit. Mark Chenoweth, '99, of the Washington Legal Foundation, joined The Federalist Society to discuss the decision and its significance.

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http://www.fed-soc.org/multimedia/detail/cour...

On April 17, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities. Between July 2007 and January 2008, Lehman Brothers raised over $31 billion through debt offerings. California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest pension fund in the country, purchased millions of dollars of these securities. CalPERS sued Lehman Brothers in 2011, and their case was merged with another retirement fund’s putative class action suit against Lehman Brothers and transferred to a New York district court. Later that year, the other parties settled, but CalPERS decided to pursue its claims individually. The district court dismissed for untimely filing, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed.

The question before the Supreme Court was whether the filing of a putative class action serves, under the American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah rule, to satisfy the three-year time limitation in Section 13 of the Securities Act with respect to the claims of putative class members. On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals dismissal of the lawsuit. Mark Chenoweth of the Washington Legal Foundation joined us to discuss the decision and its significance.

Featuring:

  • Mark Chenoweth, General Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation
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Scott Kafker, '85: Nominated to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

June 26, 2017 - 2:58pm

Gov. Charlie Baker will nominate Scott L. Kafker, '85, chief justice of the state appeals court, to serve on the state's highest court at a press conference this afternoon, according to the Boston Globe.

Original source: 

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/0...

Gov. Charlie Baker will nominate Scott L. Kafker, chief justice of the state appeals court, to serve on the state's highest court at a press conference this afternoon, according to the Boston Globe.

The Globe said information about the Supreme Judicial Court nomination was from two sources familiar with the decision.

The nomination comes despite high profile groups and individuals telling Baker he should appoint someone from Western Massachusetts to the Supreme Judicial Court.

Continue reading: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/0...

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