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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December 18, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Gary Barnett and Gary Goldsholle have been named as deputy directors in the Division of Trading and Markets.

December 18, 2014

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan:

December 17, 2014

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it has named Peter A. Altabef as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2015.

December 17, 2014

SUNY Distinguished Professor James A. Gardner has been named interim dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, UB Provost Charles F. Zukoski announced today.

Gardner is the Bridget and Thomas Black Professor in the UB Law School, a designation he will retain while serving as interim dean. His appointment is effective Dec. 20.


December 15, 2014

After humble beginnings, William Tong's life has been a series of accomplishments.

December 12, 2014

Ward Farnsworth, 83, died at home in Winnetka on December 3, 2014. The cause was complications from congestive heart failure. Ward was born on March 28, 1931, the son of Eber Ward and Mary Meyering Farnsworth. He grew up in Libertyville and Lake Forest and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University.

December 8, 2014

HistoryMiami recently appointed Holly Davis as vice president of advancement. Davis will provide strategic leadership for the museum’s advancement program including developing support from individuals, corporations and foundations.

December 4, 2014

Skadden, an elite white­-shoe law firm, announced that it has added another big­-name government official to its ranks: Cyrus Amir­-Mokri, a former assistant secretary of the Treasury. He joins Skadden as a partner in the firm’s New York office.

December 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCODec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Redgrave LLP is pleased to announce that France Jaffe has joined the Firm as Senior Attorney who will be based in the San Francisco office.

December 2, 2014

Seattle, WA (December 1, 2014) – Rimon, P.C. has added Tax and Estate planning attorney Filmore Rose as a partner in the firm’s Seattle office.

Mr. Rose, who has repeatedly been named both to Best Lawyers in America and to SuperLawyers in Washington and in Northern California, joins Rimon from the Seattle firm of Lane Powell PC.