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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January 15, 2015

In her first act as Colorado’s 38th Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman today met with Department of Law staff to announce her senior cabinet appointments.

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January 14, 2015

The national law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (DWT) announced today that it has expanded its tax-exempt organizations practice with a New York-based team of five attorneys including Dan Kurtz. Kurtz, former New York State Assistant Attorney General-in-Charge of the New York Charities Bureau, joins DWT as a partner.

January 14, 2015

COLUMBUS, OH -Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is pleased to announce that Barton Bixenstine, a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and an alumnus of the University of Chicago Law School (’81) has been included on the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers List.

January 12, 2015

Jones Walker LLP announced today that the seven lawyers who formerly comprised the boutique banking and securities law firm of Spidi & Fisch, PC, in Washington, D.C., have joined Jones Walker’s Banking & Financial Services Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

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January 12, 2015

“The members of Perkins Coie's 2015 partner class are talented, hard-working attorneys who embody the national strength and forward-looking growth of our firm,” said John Devaney, Perkins Coie's Firmwide Managing Partner. “They exemplify the excellence in practice and commitment to our respected clients that are hallmarks of our firm.

January 8, 2015

Seeing one’s name published on the Super Lawyers list is something that no more than 5 percent of attorneys in a single state achieve each year. Over at Youngstown-based Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell two longtime practitioners have been selected as Ohio Super Lawyers in 2014 and an associate was chosen as a Rising Star.

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January 8, 2015

As 2014 drew to a close, we said goodbye to a beloved global citizen. Walter F. Hoffmann, prominent civil rights attorney and tireless advocate for world peace, died at age 90 on Wednesday, December 31. 

January 7, 2015

BuckleySandler LLP announced today that Paige Ammons, Kari K. Hall, Brian P. Kelly, Mehul N. Madia, Jennifer A. Slagle Peck, Ryan S. Pollard and John B. Williams III, residents in the firm's Washington, DC office, and Jonathan W. Cannon, resident in the firm's Los Angeles office, have been promoted to Counsel, effective January 1, 2015.

January 7, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, Jenner & Block elected 13 lawyers to its partnership from offices across the firm’s national platform.

January 7, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2015—Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Shapiro has joined the firm's Trial Practice Group as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Shapiro's addition expands the firm's trial practice, both in its D.C. office and nationally. Shapiro joins Duane Morris from Hughes Hubbard & Reed.