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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September 4, 2013

From the Ohio Attorney General's website:

August 30, 2013

From the ABA Journal:

Two years ago, professional responsibility law professor Renee Newman Knake knew she could no longer tout a rewarding and meaningful career in the law. As she saw it, the profession was plagued by wasteful inefficiency, a precipitous market drop, and the inability to serve a growing swath of the U.S. population.

August 28, 2013

From the Emory University website:

August 26, 2013

From The Washington Legal Foundation Legal Pulse:

August 23, 2013

From the Dechert website:

Dechert LLP announced today that renowned trial lawyer David M. Bernick will join the firm’s litigation practice in New York effective Monday, August 26. Bernick spent more than 30 years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP before leaving to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Philip Morris International in 2010.

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.