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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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May 4, 2015

Think about it. Beyond your income taxes, how much money would you give to help the government? For one Wall Street titan the answer is hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 1, 2015

Let me tell you a little bit about that teacher, Barack Obama.

April 28, 2015

Flagship Financial Group announced today that Brock Worthen has joined the company as general counsel.

April 17, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

April 16, 2015

For the last several years, she has worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between business innovators and policymakers, including helping to begin to define U.S. policies governing domestic drone use.

April 16, 2015

Since becoming commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, Adam Silver’s interesting times have included Donald Sterling’s racist rant, Bruce Levenson’s mea culpa, drug-related suspensions of players, salary-cap debates and player-lockout rumors. And he’s handled all these potentially divisive issues with openness, fairness and integrity.

April 16, 2015

The firm has hired Ted Ullyot, who served as Facebook’s general counsel for 5 years, to lead the group. Its goal is to foster contacts between investors, tech startups, regulators and policy makers in an effort to avert potential clashes.

April 8, 2015

Deborah Collum has been appointed as general counsel, where she has been hired not only to manage the company's daily legal operations, but also provide counsel in corporate strategic development.

April 6, 2015

White & Case LLP antitrust litigator Bryan Gant helped steer drug giant Pfizer Inc. to trial court victories in so-called pay-for-delay litigation involving the blockbuster drugs Effexor XR and Lipitor.

April 1, 2015

Celgene Corporation today announced the appointment of Gerald F. Masoudi as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Masoudi will be responsible for global legal strategy and will serve on the company’s Executive Committee.