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.

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July 18, 2011

In a written statement, President Obama said that he would nominate Richard Cordray, '86, the former attorney general of Ohio, to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray currently serves as director of enforcement at the agency.

July 18, 2011

This year's Family Defense Center Special Benefit Event is in honor of Family Defender Ms. Carolyn Kubitschek, leading appellate civil rights/child protection lawyer. She will be recognized for her countless achievements advancing the rights of  children and  families in the child protection system

June 7, 2011

For Sarah Horvitz, ’05, coming to the Law School marked a major transition. “I wasn’t ‘that girl who skis’ anymore,” she recalls. “I was finding a new future for myself.”

June 7, 2011

When James Cole, ’95, was growing up in a neighborhood not far from the Law School, his family was often strapped for cash. “We were on welfare more than we were off of it,” he recalls. “I remember having big blocks of government cheese delivered to our house.” As a youngster he sold candies at his church, and he liked the feeling of making a contribution to his family’s well-being.

June 7, 2011

Carla Volpe Porter, ’82, is now in her second decade as general counsel at Renaissance Technologies, the hugely successful New York City–based investment management firm that the Wall Street Journal recently called “one of the most successful hedge-fund companies ever.” “I love working with such brilliant people,” Porter says. “Life at Renaissance is never boring.”

June 6, 2011

Charles “Chuck” Wolf, ’75, says that he learned important lessons from his parents, who experienced substantial hardships in their younger lives. “They didn’t dwell on the past,” he says. “They lived in the present and looked to the future.”

June 2, 2011

Ashutosh Bhagwat, who resides in Moraga, California, has been appointed as the Board member for California Independent system Operator. Ashutosh Bhagwat was appointed by Jerry Brown, California Governor on May 2, 2011 to a term that expires on December 31, 2013.

May 18, 2011

Akina Corp is pleased to announce that Tasneem Goodman, Esq. will join the firm as a new Partner, effective June 1, 2011.  Tasneem has spent over ten years in the legal industry providing clients with excellent service, working with lawyers to grow their practices and hel

May 13, 2011

Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP is pleased to announce that Anne G. Kimball, a partner in its Litigation Practice, has been recognized by Law Bulletin Publishing Company on its 2011 “Women Making an Impact” list. The list honors 12 women attorneys making the greatest impact on the legal profession in Illinois.

May 11, 2011

Influential intellectual property law scholar John Duffy will join the University of Virginia law faculty in the fall, expanding the school’s notable roster of IP law experts.