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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October 21, 2014

As our work for clients continues to expand, Massey & Gail is delighted to announce that Eli Kay-Oliphant and Jeremy Mallory have joined the firm.

October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced today it has appointed Brian P. Brooks, 45, as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary effective November 10. Brooks joins Fannie Mae from OneWest Bank where he was vice chairman and chief legal officer.

October 20, 2014

Two years ago, law firm Jenner & Block tapped Mary Ellen Callahan, the former chief privacy officer of the U.S.

October 13, 2014

Civil rights specialist Mark Weinberg, '88, defended artist Chris Drew pro bono after he was charged with a felony violation of Illinois’ Eavesdropping Law. Now Weinberg is featured in a documentary about the artist. From the press release:

October 13, 2014

Robert H. Sitkoff, '99, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been named Chair of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) drafting committee for an Act on Divided Trusteeship.

October 10, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - October 7, 2014 - McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholder Sandra A. Frantzen was named one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2014 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Frantzen was selected from among more than 1,400 lawyers nominated by their peers.

October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ariel Levinson-Waldman, the Senior Counsel to D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, has won the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

October 1, 2014

Not long after she graduated from the College at the University of Chicago in 1987, Julie Fernandes, ’94, met an influential mentor, the Chicago civil rights leader Al Raby, who gave her some life-shaping advice: “He told me, ‘If a job seems interesting to you, take it. If you like it, keep it.

September 30, 2014

Earlier this year, Sharon Zezima, ’89, led the legal team for the initial public stock offering (IPO) of GoPro, Inc., the high-flying San Mateo, California–based company that she joined last September as General Counsel and Secretary.

September 29, 2014

It is with sadness that the Council of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies reports the passing of Roger E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, on 24 September 2014.