Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades 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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October 24, 2016

Jim Lewis, '66, the U.S. attorney for the central district of Illinois since 2010, is stepping down from that post as of Dec. 24.

October 21, 2016

Deepa Das Acevedo, '16, a Sharswood Fellow at Penn Law who writes and researches on employment law and new work models, has proposed a plan that would help workers navigate their impending retirement.

October 18, 2016

Syracuse University College of Law Dean Craig Boise, '94, is a man of many talents.

October 17, 2016

Anna Strom Thompson, the daughter of Peter G. Thompson of Washington and the late Barbara Strom Thompson, was married Oct. 15 to Bradley James Pearson, '14, a son of Helen W. Pearson and Glenn W. Pearson of Chevy Chase, Md.

October 17, 2016

Langdon & Emison attorney Mark Emison, '10, was honored Friday as an "Up and Coming" Lawyer for the state of Missouri, with special distinction earned for both his personal injury practice and his pro bono work on the Politte case.

October 14, 2016

Susan Phillips Read, ’72, has been referred to as the “Renaissance Judge” for her broad range of nonjudicial interests as well as for her diverse legal experiences.

October 14, 2016

During his career, Lewis Collens, ’66, revitalized and transformed two major Chicago higher education institutions.

October 11, 2016

Uniquely qualified to chronicle the legal, social, and political developments that shape American society, Linda Hirshman, ’69, is a renowned leader in the legal world.

October 10, 2016

Contract Catch is a natural outgrowth of his efforts in trying to improve how attorneys write and the words attorneys choose.

October 10, 2016

Robert Barnett, '71, is a lawyer who trades the courtroom for the campaign trail practically every election cycle. Earlier this year, the political chameleon was a stand-in for Vermont Sen. Sanders to prep Clinton for the primary debates and recently he assisted her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine by portraying Rebulican Gov. Mike Pence before their Tuesday matchup.