Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements 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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August 25, 2014

CHICAGO (August 19, 2014) – Jeffrey Goldman has joined Holland & Knight's Chicago office as a partner in the firm's Tax Controversy practice. He has worked on a number of high-profile tax matters in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and automotive. Previously, he was a partner at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City, Mo.

July 30, 2014

“The only thing I have in common with Justin Timberlake is that we’ve both been ‘SWAT-ed,’ ” says CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince. In 2012 an armed rescue team stormed his company’s downtown San Francisco office ready to defuse a hostage situation called in by a prankster. It was the first of many visits from the SWAT team and Maggie the bomb-sniffing dog. Prince is used to unwanted attention.

July 28, 2014

Presumed Incompetent is a courageous, ground-breaking book by women of color that exposes the destructive secret of academia: Universities frequently are biased against bestowing tenure on professors who are not white and of the upper and middle classes.

July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

July 16, 2014

Understudies Take State at Supreme Court; First- and Second-time Appellate Advocates Took the Spotlight in Cases Argued During the 2013-14 Term

By Tony Mauro
National Law Journal

July 16, 2014

Two new members elected to University of Chicago Board of Trustees

By Susie Allen, Wen Huang

July 15, 2014

CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--Gresham Partners, LLC, an independent wealth management firm, today announced that Kim Kamin has joined the firm as a principal, serving as chief wealth strategist and a client advisor. Kamin will help lead the firm’s estate, wealth transfer, philanthropic and fiduciary planning activities.

July 11, 2014

International law firm Greenberg Traurig announced that Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Latin American and Iberian Practice Group and Miami Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Alvarez-Farré concentrates his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.

July 11, 2014

Apologies Become a Tool, Not a Goal

David Greenberg

June 24, 2014

July 10, 2014

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears arguments on Friday in a legal challenge to Alameda County's Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance, the court should overturn it. The ordinance requires all drugmakers whose products enter the county to establish programs to collect and safely dispose of all unused medicines in the county.