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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April 9, 2013

From the National Law Journal:

Three prominent lawyers and a hedge-fund manager have launched a Chicago-based litigation financing company with $100 million in capital.

Forming Gerchen Keller Capital LLC, an investment firm focused on large-scale commercial litigation, are Adam Gerchen, Ashley Keller, Travis Lenkner and Terry Carlson...

April 8, 2013

From The American Lawyer:


April 5, 2013

From the Fort Mill Times:

March 29, 2013


On Thursday night, teachers, parents and students held a massive rally to protest the shutdown of 54 schools – the largest in U.S. history. Jesse Ruiz, the vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, discusses.

March 28, 2013

From the Denver Post:

Walker Miller, who sat on the U.S. District Court bench in Denver from 1996 to 2011, died suddenly of natural causes at his home in Greeley on Sunday.

"He was known as a very gentle and scholarly judge. He loved to fly-fish and he often took other judges on fly-fishing trips," Chief U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger said Tuesday.

March 26, 2013

John Durrant, '01, was pro bono counsel for 2012 suit that detailed over 100 incidents of abuse of inmates by Los Angeles County deputies. You can read more here.