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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September 23, 2014

Matthew Hamel, ’86, is executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corporation, one of the world’s largest makers and sellers of beverage alcohol. Offering brands that include Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, Woodford Reserve bourbon, Finlandia vodka, Herradura tequila, and Chambord liqueur, Brown-Forman does business in more than 135 countries.

September 22, 2014

This year the Philadelphia law firm cofounded and chaired by Mark Aronchick, ’74—Hangley, Aronchick, Segal, Pudlin & Schiller—further consolidated its reputation for excellence, being named 2014 Pennsylvania Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation, recognized as a “Pennsylvania Powerhouse” by Law360, and honored for excellence by Chambers USA.

September 18, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has lured three U.S. Supreme Court clerks fresh out of the marble palace and two more veteran high court clerks to a swiftly growing Supreme Court and appellate practice.

From a single partner four years ago, the practice has expanded to five partners, 15 associates and three special counsel, partner Mark Davies said.

September 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, OH. -Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is proud to announce that two Vorys attorneys, who are University of Chicago Law School alumni, have been included on the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list.

September 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, OH. -Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is proud to announce that two Vorys attorneys, who are University of Chicago Law School alumni, have been included on the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list.

September 10, 2014

The New York Times notes that the website TMZ (brainchild of Harvey Levin, '75) which made a name for itself with celebrity gossip, has had a "remarkable string of scoops" in the past 10 months:

September 10, 2014

Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- McAndrews, Held and Malloy partner Christopher Carani, '99, discusses T-Mobile’s accusation that Huawei stole robot-testing technology. Carani speaks on “Bloomberg West.”

September 9, 2014

Houston, September 8, 2014 – International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that three of its Houston attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers.

September 5, 2014

Maurice Fulton of Highland Park, IL and Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Glencoe, former president and chairman of the board of the Fantus Company, died August 31 in Highland Park, Illinois, at the age of 94.

September 4, 2014

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fish & Richardson announced today that Noah Graubart, a principal in the firm’s Atlanta office, has received the “On the Rise” award from the Daily Report.