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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March 10, 2010

President Obama also announced his intent to appoint several individuals to serve on the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel.

March 10, 2010

Alicia Fazzano Castro recently joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's Complex Commercial Litigation practice group as an Associate.

March 5, 2010

Debevoise announced that Naomi Aoyama, based in the firm's New York office, was named Counsel to the firm on January, 4, 2009. She is a member of the Corporate Department.

March 5, 2010

Nike, Inc. announced that Hilary Krane is joining the company as Vice President and General Counsel.

March 5, 2010

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced that James I. Edelson has been promoted to Senior Vice President of OSG. Since 2005, Mr. Edelson has been General Counsel and Secretary with overall responsibility for corporate, legal, regulatory and compliance aspects of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., and its related entities.

February 19, 2010

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced yesterday that it has elected Alan C. Turner as a member of the Firm effective January 1, 2010.

February 19, 2010

Ryan Schaul has joined national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks as an associate in the firm's Chicago office. He will focus on various aspects of property transactions including acquisitions, sales and financing. Schaul previously served as a summer associate with the firm from 2007-2008.

February 10, 2010

Goldberg Kohn announced that Erin M. Casey has been named a principal in the firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights practice group. Ms. Casey represents lenders in all aspects of corporate bankruptcy cases and commercial workouts throughout the country. 

February 10, 2010

Woodcock Washburn LLP announced that David J. Wolfsohn has been appointed the chair of the firm's litigation group.

February 10, 2010

At a swearing in ceremony on Feb. 5 at City Hall, Ramey Ko was one of four new municipal court judges to be selected to serve. A total of 24 municipal judges were appointed or reappointed by the city.

Ko will serve in a part-time, four-year term position as a substitute municipal judge.