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.

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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June 17, 2015

Honeywell General Counsel Katherine Adams is using e-auctions on a larger scale, even for litigation.

June 15, 2015

Mickelsen joins TriNet from global law firm White & Case LLP, where he served as a partner in its Silicon Valley office.

June 10, 2015

This kind of attention to detail—plus a 43-year track record of successful labor negotiations—has involved Franczek in some of the largest and most complex collective bargaining in Illinois.

June 4, 2015

“We are delighted to have someone with Joe’s background and experience joining Paul and the other members of our Essent Re team."

June 2, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced he has nominated Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor with experience in public safety, as the next chair of the Chicago Police Board – the civilian body that gives residents a voice in the police disciplinary process. Lightfoot replaces Demetrius Carney, the current chair of the Police Board.

May 29, 2015

Stanley Pierre-Louis, a former executive with Viacom Inc., was announced as the Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA) new General Counsel, the Washington, D.C.-based trade association announced today. ESA represents the $22 billion U.S. computer and video game industry. Pierre-Louis will begin at ESA this month.

May 29, 2015

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

May 13, 2015

James Evans, a top officer at Union Pacific Corp. for 16 years, died Monday at age 94, the Omaha-based railroad company said.

May 11, 2015

Comcast named Michael J. Cavanagh as its chief financial officer Monday.