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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September 9, 2013

From the New York Times:

Is anyone out there still listening?

September 6, 2013


For the first time in years, there's new leadership at the FBI. Attorney General Eric Holder conducted the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. While Jim Comey starts his job Thursday, he's been working to get ready for years — preparing for threats ranging from terrorist bombings to cyber attacks.

September 5, 2013

Excerpted from Forbes:

September 4, 2013

From the Ohio Attorney General's website:

August 30, 2013

From the ABA Journal:

Two years ago, professional responsibility law professor Renee Newman Knake knew she could no longer tout a rewarding and meaningful career in the law. As she saw it, the profession was plagued by wasteful inefficiency, a precipitous market drop, and the inability to serve a growing swath of the U.S. population.

August 28, 2013

From the Emory University website:

August 26, 2013

From The Washington Legal Foundation Legal Pulse:

August 23, 2013

From the Dechert website:

Dechert LLP announced today that renowned trial lawyer David M. Bernick will join the firm’s litigation practice in New York effective Monday, August 26. Bernick spent more than 30 years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP before leaving to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Philip Morris International in 2010.

August 16, 2013

From the Chicago Tonight website:

Also today, Gov. Pat Quinn appointed a team to recommend overhauling the region's entire transit system.