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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June 23, 2015

Lori A. Higuera started a new position as assistant general counsel-employment for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in Phoenix.

June 23, 2015

Trademark law expert Mitchell Stabbe has moved his practice to Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP.

June 23, 2015

The Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women has named Scharf Banks Marmor LLC founding partner Stephanie A. Scharf the recipient of its prestigious Founder’s Award for 2015.

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.