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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February 27, 2014

The University of Chicago Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Governors announce that leading biochemist Donald Steiner, SM’56, MD’56, will be awarded the Alumni Medal at the 73rd Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

February 26, 2014

From The New York Times:

February 25, 2014

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has elevatedRichard M. Cutshall, James P. Madigan, Eric J. Maiers and Eric Mazur to Shareholder in its Chicago office.

February 21, 2014

From Quarles & Brady's website:

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Laura M. Holm has joined the firm’s Naples office as a partner in the Corporate Services Practice Group. 

February 20, 2014

From the Chicago Tribune:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are expected to weigh in Tuesday on a West Side Democratic primary contest for county commissioner, backing a young first-time candidate in a crowded field that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption.

February 19, 2014

From USA Today:

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stood alone at the podium inside the New Orleans arena news conference room on Saturday night, his bald head glistening amid the scores of television cameras and his hip unattached to David Stern's for the first time in decades.

February 18, 2014

From the Chicago Tribune:

February 5, 2014

From the Providence Journal:

Governor Chafee has tapped Providence lawyer Joseph K. "Kenny" Alston as his new $170,000-a-year chief of staff, following the departure of George Zainyeh last week.

February 4, 2014

From Smith Amundsen's website: