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 23, 2015

Michael Jordan has spent decades protecting his image. Chicago attorney Fred Sperling has been there with him for the past 25 years.

October 22, 2015

The CBF annually awards five Sun-Times Fellowships to legal aid or public interest law attorneys who demonstrate a commitment to public interest work, academic achievement in law school, and outstanding character and integrity.

October 22, 2015

Adam Mortara of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott in Chicago argued as amicus curiae in defense of the panel's approach.

October 20, 2015

Hart, 46, previously served as general counsel and executive vice president at United. He's well-known in Chicago's business world, having worked as general counsel and corporate secretary at Sara Lee.

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.