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 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.

August 3, 2015

After more than 15 years leading the legal departments of corporate giants like Sara Lee and General Mills, Chicago lawyer and diversity advocate Roderick “Rick” Palmore is returning to law-firm life.

July 30, 2015

Outten & Golden LLP, a top-tier employment law firm, welcomes two new attorneys to itsNew York office.  The attorneys join an expanding practice representing workers in all areas of employee-side employment law, including individual, class action, and WARN Act claims.


July 29, 2015

Bethany Lampland  is taking action to prove that doing good is great for business. “I’ve seen the magic that happens when human altruism and corporate America’s ambitions fit together, when the tension between maximizing profits and doing good are resolved because doing good is good for business,” says Bethany.

July 28, 2015

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced today the appointment of Holly Kulka as Global Chief Compliance Officer.  Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.