Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements 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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July 8, 2015

Eight new members joined the Duke University Board of Trustees on July 1, the school announced Tuesday.

The new trustees are The Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders, Apple CEO Tim Cook, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. They will each serve six-year terms.


July 7, 2015

This week, international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP added Joshua H. Walker as a shareholder in the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) Practice. Walker was previously the leader of Simpson Thacher's IP Transactions Group in Palo Alto, and will now be practicing in Greenberg Traurig's Silicon Valley and Austin offices.

July 2, 2015

Los Angeles business leader Tom Unterman has been named the new chair of the California Community Foundation's Board of Directors for a two-year term, effective today. He joined the CCF Board of Directors in 2006. Unterman succeeds UCLA School of Medicine Clinic Director Dr. Cynthia A. Telles, who will continue on the Board.

June 29, 2015

This interview with Tae Hea Nahm, managing director of the venture capital firm Storm Ventures, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—On July 1, 2015, David M. Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, will become a trustee of the National Gallery of Art, while Victoria Sant will become trustee emerita after 15 years of service on the board, 12 of them also as Gallery president. Rubenstein was appointed for a term of ten years.

June 23, 2015

An Albuquerque woman has been selected to receive the prestigious American Bar Association Medal, given to trailblazing attorneys in the country by the association.

Roberta Cooper Ramo will receive the medal in Chicago in August, joining the ranks of recipients including numerous U.S. Supreme Court justices and other famous legal personalities.

June 23, 2015

Lori A. Higuera started a new position as assistant general counsel-employment for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in Phoenix. Previously, she was a partner with Fennemore Craig focusing on employment and labor law. Over the years, she has answered reader questions on labor issues in the Arizona Business Gazette's "Ask The-Experts" column.

June 23, 2015

Trademark law expert Mitchell Stabbe has moved his practice to Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, joining the firm as a partner effective today. In a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Stabbe has specialized in helping clients protect their intellectual property in the face of constant changes in trademark law and in technology. He joins the firm from Locke Lord’s Washington, D.C.

June 23, 2015

Annual award presented by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women