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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February 13, 2017

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

February 9, 2017

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.

February 9, 2017

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.

February 9, 2017

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.

February 3, 2017

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.

February 3, 2017

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.

February 1, 2017

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

January 31, 2017

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

January 26, 2017

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

January 26, 2017

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