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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December 5, 2016

Ashley Keller, '07, Managing director of Gerchen Keller Capital, has been named #37 on Crain's 2016 40 Under 40 list.

December 5, 2016

President Obama announced today his intent to appoint Peter Altabef, '83, to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

December 5, 2016

William "Jamie" Kunz, '72, a longtime public defender in Cook and DuPage counties, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016.

November 30, 2016

Buried in the footnotes of the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, whose case struck down all interracial-marriage bans throughout the U.S., is the name of William Marutani, '53, who gave Asian-Americans a voice at a pivotal moment in constitutional history.

November 29, 2016

"Mild-mannered, lawyerly and with a genius for trivia, Richard Cordray, '86, is not the sort of guy you picture at the center of Washington's bitter partisan wars over regulation and consumer safeguards. But there he is, testifying in hearing after hearing on Capitol Hill about the agency he leads, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau."

November 29, 2016

Gilbert C. Dickey, '12, a West Virginia assistant attorney general, has been named as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. 

November 23, 2016

"The diaries Mei Ju-ao, '28, left behind reveal a passionate, erudite, and fair-minded character - someone his son never truly knew."

November 18, 2016

Robertson Stephens, a global investment advisory firm for high net worth individuals, family offices, institutions and corporations, announced today that Ron Resnick, Class of 1988, is joining as Chief Operating Officer of Robertson Stephens Asset Management LLC (“RSAM”), a subsidiary of Robertson Stephens.

November 17, 2016

Perkins Coie Chicago partner Patrick M. Collins, '91, has been admitted as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers.

November 17, 2016

Rory A. Leraris, 08, has been named as one of three new partners in Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP's newest and all-female partnership class.