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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November 10, 2014

 — Lowenstein Sandler LLP is expanding its executive compensation team for its private equity, hedge fund, venture capital and other clients with the addition of James E. Gregory as a partner in the firm. Mr. Gregory has joined Lowenstein Sandler’s Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation practice in its New York office.

November 10, 2014

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) -  OnShift, the leader in web-based staff scheduling and labor management software for long-term care and senior living, today announced that George Chap

November 6, 2014

Pedro Gerson, '14, has published an article in the widely-circulated Mexican magazine Este País titled "Neocentralism: The purchase of power through the promise of security." It was written in part with information gathered in the course of his UChicago Fellowship work.

November 3, 2014

As she prepares for her first Supreme Court argument Nov. 10 in M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett, Allyson Ho cannot quite put out of her mind that her second argument will come less than a month later.

October 28, 2014

Amy Manning, the managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Chicago office and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, will receive the 2014 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award this week from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

October 28, 2014

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson and Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced on Monday the selection of Kevin K. McAleenan as the Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). McAleenan is an innovative, dynamic, and mission-driven leader with more than 20 years of border security, legal, and international experience.

October 24, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is pleased to announce that Joshua Decker is its new executive director. He began his new leadership role on March 6, 2014; he was the interim executive director since May 2013, and was the ACLU of Alaska's staff attorney since November 2011.

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.