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.

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August 3, 2015

After more than 15 years leading the legal departments of corporate giants like Sara Lee and General Mills, Chicago lawyer and diversity advocate Roderick “Rick” Palmore is returning to law-firm life.

July 30, 2015

Outten & Golden LLP, a top-tier employment law firm, welcomes two new attorneys to itsNew York office.  The attorneys join an expanding practice representing workers in all areas of employee-side employment law, including individual, class action, and WARN Act claims.


July 29, 2015

Bethany Lampland  is taking action to prove that doing good is great for business. “I’ve seen the magic that happens when human altruism and corporate America’s ambitions fit together, when the tension between maximizing profits and doing good are resolved because doing good is good for business,” says Bethany.

July 28, 2015

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced today the appointment of Holly Kulka as Global Chief Compliance Officer.  Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.

July 22, 2015

Long-time Hyde Park resident and lawyer, William Thomas “Tom” Huyck passed away peacefully in his sleep July 10 after a long illness. He was 77.

July 22, 2015

Appeals Court Judge Scott Kafker of Swampscott, who three weeks ago became Gov.

July 21, 2015

As the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Cook County Forest Preserve Foundation’s board of directors, Stu Cohn works with the board’s eleven other volunteer members to organize fundraisers, educational programs, and conservation events that reflect the mission of the county’s Forest Preserve District.

July 13, 2015

Olga Marie Urbieta and Chad Woodruff Di Stefano were married Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Telluride, Colo. Michael Doehrman, a Roman Catholic deacon, performed the ceremony.

July 8, 2015

Charlottesville, VA—Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) has received a $1 million gift from its Board chairman, Barbara J. Fried, to supportEncyclopedia Virginia (EV), the largest donation from an individual for the encyclopedia in its eight-year history.

July 8, 2015

Eight new members joined the Duke University Board of Trustees on July 1, the school announced Tuesday.

The new trustees are The Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders, Apple CEO Tim Cook, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. They will each serve six-year terms.