Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog. Information is gathered from newspaper articles, press releases, and alumni submissions. The blog is updated periodically and is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record, which is published semi-annually.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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June 29, 2015

This interview with Tae Hea Nahm, managing director of the venture capital firm Storm Ventures, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—On July 1, 2015, David M. Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, will become a trustee of the National Gallery of Art, while Victoria Sant will become trustee emerita after 15 years of service on the board, 12 of them also as Gallery president. Rubenstein was appointed for a term of ten years.

June 23, 2015

An Albuquerque woman has been selected to receive the prestigious American Bar Association Medal, given to trailblazing attorneys in the country by the association.

Roberta Cooper Ramo will receive the medal in Chicago in August, joining the ranks of recipients including numerous U.S. Supreme Court justices and other famous legal personalities.

June 23, 2015

Lori A. Higuera started a new position as assistant general counsel-employment for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in Phoenix. Previously, she was a partner with Fennemore Craig focusing on employment and labor law. Over the years, she has answered reader questions on labor issues in the Arizona Business Gazette's "Ask The-Experts" column.

June 23, 2015

Trademark law expert Mitchell Stabbe has moved his practice to Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, joining the firm as a partner effective today. In a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Stabbe has specialized in helping clients protect their intellectual property in the face of constant changes in trademark law and in technology. He joins the firm from Locke Lord’s Washington, D.C.

June 23, 2015

Annual award presented by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women

June 22, 2015

A New Meaning to Blind Justice

By Neil Steinberg

Sandy Studnicka, who is legally blind, went to a job fair for people with disabilities and was hired by a bank. There she worked at a computer terminal, where problematic accounts would come up in red. But she can’t see the color red. Four months later the bank fired her.

June 17, 2015

Using reverse e-auctions to procure legal work 

June 15, 2015

TriNet (NYSE: TNET), a leading cloud-based provider of HR solutions, today announced the appointment of Brady Mickelsen as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary, effective June 22, 2015. Mickelsen is succeeding Gregory L.

June 10, 2015

Jim Franczek likes to kick off collective bargaining with great food: a catered meal, an ethnic feast or just the freshest doughnuts he can find.

Anything to get both sides to some commonalities.