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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July 30, 2010

The study of corporate governance was barely emerging in 1985 when Nell Minow—pregnant with her second child and looking for a part-time job—entered the field with modest ambitions.

“I really didn’t care too much what the job was. I just wanted it to be interesting, and I wanted to be on the side with the good guys,” says Minow, JD’77.

July 20, 2010

Tom Dimond, '90, has joined Ice Miller's environmental practice group. He previously worked as a partner at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago where he represented clients in trial and appellate litigation on environmental cases.

July 19, 2010

Thomas R. Lee was sworn in July 19th as the Utah Supreme Court's newest justice.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for whom Lee clerked in the mid-1990s, delivered the oath of office.

"I believe he is perfectly suited for this office," Thomas told a standing-room only crowd in the court's chambers. "Tom Lee's life has prepared him for this calling."

July 9, 2010

On July 8, President Obama announced his intent to appoint Ronald A. Cass, '73, as a Member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States, along with several other individuals.

July 1, 2010

Christopher A. Roach has joined Adams and Reese as Special Counsel, practicing out of the firm's Tampa office.

Mr. Roach has been practicing as a trial lawyer since 2001, beginning his private practice at the Baker Botts firm in Texas and working most recently with Ruden McClosky in Orlando.

June 28, 2010

Neil S. Braun, who has more than 30 years of experience in senior management including positions as president of the NBC Television Network and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, has been appointed dean of Pace University's Lubin School of Business, effective July 1, announced Stephen J.

June 28, 2010

On June 26, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:

June 28, 2010

On June 26, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:

June 14, 2010

Vincent Cordero '99, a seasoned media executive with outstanding credentials in the U.S. Hispanic communications industry, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports en Espanol. Mr. Cordero, a native of Los Angeles, assumes his new position on July 1, 2010.

June 8, 2010

Paul J. Karafiol, a Mathematics teacher at Walter Payton College Prep High School in Chicago, has been given the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, awarded annually to the best pre-college-level science and mathematics teachers from across the country.