Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements 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.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at

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August 31, 2015

Esther Lardent, founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Pro Bono Institute, can be very persuasive. Just ask U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has spoken at nearly all of PBI's yearly meetings since the late 1990s, no matter how busy her schedule.

August 27, 2015

David M. Rubenstein will be honored with a 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced Tuesday. The awards are given to individuals who embody the spirit of Andrew Carnegie by dedicating their private wealth to the public good.

August 25, 2015

Alissa Gardenswartz steps into the position of Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection.  Gardenswartz joined the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in January 2007 as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Fraud Unit. She worked a wide variety of antitrust cases, as well as consumer, mortgage, and charitable fraud cases.

August 24, 2015

WASHINGTON – Even at her own wedding, Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar writes in her new book, she weathered bromides about one day running for president.

August 24, 2015

ALBANY - Susan Phillips Read acknowledges a certain wonder when reflecting on her 12 1/2 years as associate judge on the state Court of Appeals—the 13 different colleagues, the thousands of decisions, having a voice at the conference table where some of the state's most important legal decisions were made.

It ends when her resignation from the court takes effect Monday.

August 18, 2015

[Georgia] Gov. Nathan Deal has named 26 people to state boards.


August 18, 2015

In a wide-ranging, three-part interview with Bloomberg, Brian Brooks, '94, draws on his experience as Fannie Mae General Counsel:

August 17, 2015

Were your conservative political ideals also formed around that time?

Let me tell you about the journey there, because it didn’t start that way. I went to college and really put that newfound faith on the shelf. My freshman year I went to church most of the time, but by my sophomore year I was partying, drinking to go to the football games, and having a fun time.

August 3, 2015

Sidley Austin LLP has landed two partners from Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP for its Los Angeles office, including Manatt's trial practice co-chair, who will bring experience in intellectual property, entertainment, antitrust and regulatory law, the firm announced on Tuesday.