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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April 21, 2017

The National’s James Kaplan, '81, a long-time Chicago and New York lawyer and a former student of Professor Geoffrey Stone, talks with Professor Stone about his important new book "Sex and the Constitution."

April 21, 2017

James Butler, '85 owns Shaircraft Solutions, which negotiates terms for travelers who want fractional ownership of a private jet.

April 20, 2017

Neomi Rao, '99, a little-known law professor at George Mason University, could soon become one of the most powerful officials in Washington.

April 19, 2017

Washington’s consummate insider, Bob Barnett, '71, finds himself on the outside looking in on Donald Trump’s Washington.

April 13, 2017

As Hollywood's talent and executive pool is stretched by booming TV production, Marenberg, '80 detects growing disputes over Hollywood customs on employment law. 

April 11, 2017

Andrew Finch, '97, a veteran of the division from the George W. Bush administration, will become acting assistant attorney general starting April 10, taking over for Brent Snyder, the career staff division deputy in charge of criminal antitrust enforcement.

April 6, 2017

The National Minority Quality Forum is proud to announce the selection of the 2017 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, including Dr. Kameron Matthews, '06.

April 6, 2017

Ajit Pai, '97, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, for the Washington Post: "We want to let the American people know how we will ensure that consumers' online privacy is protected."

April 5, 2017

Ward Phelps Fisher, 91, a graduate of the Law School Class of 1952, died peacefully on March 22, 2017.

April 4, 2017

Last March, President Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 people. Three of those were clients of a project supervised in part by Italia Patti, ’14. That wasn’t all: in December, a fourth client joined that list when Obama commuted his sentence, too.