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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August 25, 2014

I have special admiration of Debra Cafaro as she came on board with Ventas when the company was a struggling enterprise - with only one tenant that was in bankruptcy.

August 25, 2014

CHICAGO (August 19, 2014) – Jeffrey Goldman has joined Holland & Knight's Chicago office as a partner in the firm's Tax Controversy practice. He has worked on a number of high-profile tax matters in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and automotive. Previously, he was a partner at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City, Mo.

July 30, 2014

“The only thing I have in common with Justin Timberlake is that we’ve both been ‘SWAT-ed,’ ” says CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince. In 2012 an armed rescue team stormed his company’s downtown San Francisco office ready to defuse a hostage situation called in by a prankster. It was the first of many visits from the SWAT team and Maggie the bomb-sniffing dog. Prince is used to unwanted attention.

July 28, 2014

Presumed Incompetent is a courageous, ground-breaking book by women of color that exposes the destructive secret of academia: Universities frequently are biased against bestowing tenure on professors who are not white and of the upper and middle classes.

July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

July 16, 2014

Understudies Take State at Supreme Court; First- and Second-time Appellate Advocates Took the Spotlight in Cases Argued During the 2013-14 Term

By Tony Mauro
National Law Journal

July 16, 2014

Understudies Take State at Supreme Court; First- and Second-time Appellate Advocates Took the Spotlight in Cases Argued During the 2013-14 Term

By Tony Mauro
National Law Journal

July 16, 2014

Two new members elected to University of Chicago Board of Trustees

By Susie Allen, Wen Huang

July 15, 2014

CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--Gresham Partners, LLC, an independent wealth management firm, today announced that Kim Kamin has joined the firm as a principal, serving as chief wealth strategist and a client advisor. Kamin will help lead the firm’s estate, wealth transfer, philanthropic and fiduciary planning activities.

July 11, 2014

International law firm Greenberg Traurig announced that Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Latin American and Iberian Practice Group and Miami Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Alvarez-Farré concentrates his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.