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.

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

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August 16, 2013

From the Chicago Tonight website:

Also today, Gov. Pat Quinn appointed a team to recommend overhauling the region's entire transit system.

August 14, 2013

From Legal Newsline

James Silkenat, a partner in the New York office of Sullivan & Worcester, took office Tuesday as president of the American Bar Association.

The ABA held its annual meeting in San Francisco. It wrapped up Tuesday.

August 6, 2013

From the Mayer Brown website:

August 5, 2013

From Yahoo! Finance:

Zillow, Inc. the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, today announced Kathleen Philips, who has served as general counsel since joining the company in 2010, has been named chief operating officer.

August 1, 2013

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has chosen lawyer Ranjit James Hakim as the new executive director of the county’s Board of Ethics...

July 31, 2013

From PRWeb:

Professors Arthur Acevedo and William K. Ford have been granted tenure by the faculty and the Board of Trustees of The John Marshall Law School...

July 25, 2013

From the BBC:

Sir John Thomas has been confirmed as the new Lord Chief Justice, replacing Lord Judge as head of the judiciary of England and Wales.

July 24, 2013

From the WLF press release:

Washington Legal Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Chenoweth as its new General Counsel. Mark comes to us from Capitol Hill where he has been Chief of Staff for Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

July 19, 2013


President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

July 17, 2013

From the BBC News website:

The oldest daughter of former Republican Vice-President Dick Cheney has announced that she will run for a Senate seat in the US state of Wyoming.

But Republicans have already said they back sitting Senator Mike Enzi over Liz Cheney, 46, in next year's primaries.