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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April 5, 2016

Lisa Ellman, ’05 JD, ’05 MPP, is a partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC, where she cochairs the firm’s global Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Group, which addresses legal and policy issues related to commercial drones in the United States and around the world.

April 5, 2016

“I believe we are all called to be our best, and everyone at the Law School, faculty and students, propelled me in that direction.”

April 5, 2016

“At Genesys, we create and power the world’s best customer experiences with a focus on highly personal and individualized interactions. Perhaps uniquely among law schools, Chicago has those qualities."

April 1, 2016

Stephanie Scharf, ’85, is a cofounder of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC.

March 31, 2016

In 1964, a Bear changed the life of Donald Ephraim, ’55.

March 31, 2016

Italia Patti earned her JD in 2014 and is now the Justice Franklin D. Cleckly Fellow at the West Virginia Innocence Project.

March 30, 2016

Academic Vice President Brent W. Webb recently announced the appointment of D. Gordon Smith as dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.