Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

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May 9, 2017

Ross Mansbach ’94 is the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretaty at Halyard Health Inc. He spoke to the Daily Report about the five-lawyer legal department at Halyard and how it goes about hiring and managing outside counsel.

May 9, 2017

The Dana Latham Memorial Award is only given to leaders of the Los Angeles tax bar who have made outstanding contributions to the community and to the legal profession in the feild of taxation, including this year's recipient, Marcy Jo Mandel, '81.

May 5, 2017

The private equity founder and ultimate Washington insider built Carlyle Group into a $158 billion powerhouse. Can he achieve the same success with philanthropy?

May 2, 2017

Minnesota's first black judge, L. Howard Bennett, '50, won a seat as the first black member elected to the Minneapolis school board in 1963.

April 28, 2017

Importers, customs brokers, and other trade stakeholders are praising President Trump's nomination earlier this month of Kevin K. McAleenan, '98, as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

April 28, 2017

A Q&A with Jonathan Baum, '82, Director of Pro Bono Services at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. 

April 28, 2017

Norfolk Southern’s James Squires,'92, is leading that company into uncharted territory.

April 25, 2017

When Jamil Jaffer, '03, testified in favor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch last month, he recalled the day in 2006 when he and Michael Davis started working for Gorsuch as law clerks at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver.

April 24, 2017

St. Francis's undergraduate ceremony will feature keynote speaker Kim Daniels, '94, a member of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications.

April 24, 2017

Scott Baker, '00 has been installed as the inaugural William F. and Jessica L. Kirsch Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.