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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December 16, 2011

David Medine, '78, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Medine is a partner in the law firm WilmerHale where his practice focuses on privacy and data security, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001.  From 1992 to 2000, Mr.

December 6, 2011

Daniel Nagin, '96, a tireless advocate for low-income communities, will join the Harvard Law School faculty as a Clinical Professor of Law this summer. He will direct community-based lawyering at HLS’s WilmerHale Legal Services Center.

November 18, 2011

Ingrid Wuerth, '94, professor of law and director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School, has been named to the State Department Advisory Committee on International Law.

November 16, 2011

James Ho, '99, has been recognized by the National Law Journal as a member of their 2011 "Minority 40 Under 40" list.

November 11, 2011

Christine L. Roch, '05,  will be a recipient of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2011 Cornerstone Award honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits, to be presented on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

November 10, 2011

Andrew Foreman, '08, has joined the Chicago law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP as an associate, concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation.

November 8, 2011

On Monday, November 14, 2011, Sanctuary for Families will honor the work of
exceptional pro bono attorneys, inclduding Josiah Child, '11, at the 2011 Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards and Benefit.

November 3, 2011

A  jury in Multnomah County, Oregon, unanimously awarded $2 million Wednesday to a former foster child (known as B.D.) who was abused and starved for two years while under the watch of state child welfare workers.

November 2, 2011

Vincent Cordero, '99, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Fox Deportes, has been inducted to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Hall of Fame. 

November 2, 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Brian Bussey, '95, as the new Associate Director for Derivatives Policy and Trading Practices in the Division of Trading and Markets.