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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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.

May 11, 2011

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, class of 1967, had been named as one of the recipients of the University of Chicago’s 2011 Alumni Awards.

May 10, 2011

Former Foley & Lardner partner Seth Levine and Kenneth Lee, previously a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, have joined forces with former federal prosecutor Scott Klugman to launch litigation boutique Levine Lee LLP

May 10, 2011

David C. Worrell, JD ’76, a partner at Baker & Daniels LLP, has been named to Who's Who in Banking & Finance by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

May 5, 2011

Sarah E. Crane recently joined the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa. As an associate attorney, Sarah practices in the litigation division and maintains a general litigation practice including, but not limited to, business litigation, litigation and appeals, antitrust law and family law. She graduated from the Law School in 2007 and received her B.A.

April 20, 2011

Alexandra Holt '07 has been named Chicago's new budget director by mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. She is currently an attorney specializing in infrastructure privatization for the law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLC and previously worked for Budget Director Bill Abolt under Mayor Richard M. Daley.

February 28, 2011

David Hoffman ’95 recently joined Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in the litigation group. Hoffman, who is a Lecturer in Law at the Law School, is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and served as Chicago’s Inspector General.

February 24, 2011

Steven Koch ’82 has been named as one of mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s transition co-chairs. Koch, who holds both a JD and an MBA from the University of Chicago, is a Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse and a Presidential appointee to the Independent Advisory Panel of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

February 24, 2011

Ariel B. Waldman, Class of 2001, has been appointed as the Senior Counsel to the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where he will advise Attorney General for the District of Columbia Irvin Nathan.

February 24, 2011

Paul Grewal ’96 was recently appointed as a US Magistrate Judge for the Northern Disctrict of California. Grewal is the second sitting South Asian Federal Magistrate Judge in the United States.