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.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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October 13, 2014

Civil rights specialist Mark Weinberg, '88, defended artist Chris Drew pro bono after he was charged with a felony violation of Illinois’ Eavesdropping Law. Now Weinberg is featured in a documentary about the artist. From the press release:

October 13, 2014

Robert H. Sitkoff, '99, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been named Chair of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) drafting committee for an Act on Divided Trusteeship.

October 10, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - October 7, 2014 - McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholder Sandra A. Frantzen was named one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2014 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Frantzen was selected from among more than 1,400 lawyers nominated by their peers.

October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ariel Levinson-Waldman, the Senior Counsel to D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, has won the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

October 1, 2014

Not long after she graduated from the College at the University of Chicago in 1987, Julie Fernandes, ’94, met an influential mentor, the Chicago civil rights leader Al Raby, who gave her some life-shaping advice: “He told me, ‘If a job seems interesting to you, take it. If you like it, keep it.

September 30, 2014

Earlier this year, Sharon Zezima, ’89, led the legal team for the initial public stock offering (IPO) of GoPro, Inc., the high-flying San Mateo, California–based company that she joined last September as General Counsel and Secretary.

September 29, 2014

It is with sadness that the Council of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies reports the passing of Roger E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, on 24 September 2014.

September 26, 2014

2014 HNBA “Latino Lawyer of the Year” Award

Jesse H. Ruiz is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group of Drinker Biddle in their Chicago office. He serves as the firm's Marketing Partner, and is a member of the firm’s Client Service Committee. For over 16 years, Mr.

September 26, 2014

Liisa Thomas, '96, was profiled in Crain's Chicago Business in conjunction with her data breach work:

Liisa Thomas has written the book—or a book—on what to do after a security lapse. The brash title: “Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Worldwide Data Breach Notification.”

September 25, 2014

Matthew Prewitt, '96, spoke with Crain's Chicago Business about how lawyers are responding to privacy concerns: