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.

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November 5, 2010

Victor Bass, University of Chicago alumnus (Class of 1968) and University of Chicago Law alumnus (1973) was selected by an independent blue ribbon committee of his peers as a New England Super Lawyer.

November 3, 2010

Appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to lead the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Commissioner Caswell F. (Cas) Holloway, '02, took office on January 1, 2010. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler and as Special Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg.

November 2, 2010

Lisa Scruggs, '98, a partner at Jenner & Block, has been named to Crain's Chicago's "40 Under 40" list for 2010. She is just one of four people honored in the "Law/Utilities" category. The Crain's website features a description of her practice as well as a video interview.

October 29, 2010

Robert H. Sitkoff, '99, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, was elected an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national professional organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who specialize in trusts and estates.

October 25, 2010

John G. Levi, Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors, has announced that David H. Hoffman, '95, has been named to LSC's Special Task Force on Fiscal Oversight.

October 22, 2010

Brady Mickelsen, '99, former vice president and associate general counsel for Oracle Corp., has joined White & Case as a mergers and acquisitions partner in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

October 12, 2010

The October 11 issue of the New York Times included a long profile of Richard Cordray, '86, Ohio Attorney General. Below is an excerpt, and the complete article can be read here.

October 7, 2010

Jesse H. Ruiz '95 has been named one of "100 Influentials" in the October 2010 issue of HispanicBusiness Magazine. According to the magazine,

October 6, 2010

Chicago has boasted many great Japanese print collectors in its history, and Jack D. Beem '55 is one of the foremost in Chicago today. Jack lived in Japan from 1964 to 1970, during which time he began a lifelong interest in Japanese art.

October 6, 2010

When lawyers for International Justice Mission first encountered a Kenyan inmate named Peter in late 2009, he had been languishing in prison without bail for 12 months on charges of robbery with violence—an offense punishable by death.