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.

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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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June 3, 2013

From Marketplace.org (May 8):

Companies that track Internet traffic saw a precipitous drop in Syria Tuesday. Requests for everything from YouTube, news sites and yes, even porn outside the country came to a screeching halt at 2:48 p.m. EST. 

May 31, 2013

From the Fort Mill Times:

Jonathon C. Raffensperger has joined the Chicago law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP as an associate, concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation.

May 30, 2013

From the New York Times:

President Obama plans to nominate James B. Comey, a former hedge fund executive who served as a senior Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to replace Robert S. Mueller III as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to two people with knowledge of the selection.

May 29, 2013

From Lambda Legal's website:

May 24, 2013

From the National Catholic Register:

A Princeton-educated laywoman and lawyer who has focused on religious-liberty issues and training Catholics on how to speak about Church teachings in the public arena has been named to the newly created position of spokeswoman for the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

May 23, 2013

From the DLA Piper website:

May 20, 2013

President Barack Obama has narrowed his choice for the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director to two people: a top White House aide and a former Bush administration official, according to people familiar with the discussions.

May 20, 2013

President Barack Obama has narrowed his choice for the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director to two people: a top White House aide and a former Bush administration official, according to people familiar with the discussions.

May 17, 2013

From TheState.com:

Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Thursday a New York attorney experienced in representing management in employment law to be the new director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.