Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades 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.

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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.

September 14, 2015

“This is my dream job,” says Brian Brooks, ’94. “I have aspired to this role almost my whole career.” 

September 11, 2015

“I decided that I had been a deal junkie long enough, and I wanted a broader role."

September 11, 2015

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce that Víctor Manuel Frías will join the firm's Mexico City office in the Antitrust Litigation & Competition Practice Group.

September 8, 2015

Jerry B. Wallack, managing partner of Kutak Rock LLP’s Chicago office, died unexpectedly this morning. He was 63.