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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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October 19, 2015

Cannon will focus on serving clients in financial markets litigation and white-collar criminal defense and will be resident in the Firm's Chicago office.

October 15, 2015

You gave up being a tenured law professor, a dream job for many people, to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Are you insane? LG: Yes.

October 13, 2015

Since 2013, he has been serving as the US Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, after a career that has included a firm partnership, a top-level position in a major city attorney’s office, high-profile service in the White House, and the presidency of a large international investment firm.

October 9, 2015

The Association of American Law Schools is proud to announce Professor Herma Hill Kay as the 2015 recipient of the AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and to the Law. 

October 9, 2015

Scott Kafker, 56, was lauded as a tech-savvy judge who has worked to cut down on the court’s backlog and used the resources of the Appeals Court efficiently, during his official swearing-in by fellow Swampscott resident Gov. Charlie Baker at the John Adams Courthouse in Pemberton Square in Boston on Monday.

September 23, 2015

Roy L. Austin Jr., ’95, is Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity at the White House Domestic Policy Council.

September 21, 2015

The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity will honor Seattle lawyer Thomas Fitzpatrick with its Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 6, 2016, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego.

September 16, 2015

Scharf has been asked to focus on the Commission’s implicit bias projects.

September 16, 2015

These lawyers, a reflection of the diversity and accomlishments of the city's rising legal talent, are go-to picks in their respective fields.