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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November 8, 2013

In 2007, Jack Nelson, ’03, left his job at a big law firm in Austin, Texas, and moved his family to San Antonio, where he, along with a college buddy and another fellow, started up a small company making loans that were hard for its customers to get from conventional financial institutions. Nelson served as CEO of the new company.

November 7, 2013

Bradley Tusk, ’99, has clout. He has it in New York City—where within the past year one publication placed him twenty-fourth among the hundred most powerful New Yorkers and another placed him in the top twenty—and now he is rapidly expanding his influence throughout the United States and beyond with the company he started in 2010, Tusk Strategies.

November 6, 2013

Earlier this year, President Obama appointed Mythili Raman, ’94 (née Tharmaratnam), as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Her new role, in which she oversees nearly 600 staff attorneys and works closely with 93 U.S.

November 5, 2013

Nancy Lieberman, ’79, went off to college when she was 16. She started at the Law School when she was 19. At 22, she was clerking for a US Court of Appeals judge. When she was 30, after less than six years as an associate, she became the youngest partner in the history of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

November 4, 2013

Of Robert Barnett, ’71, a Washington Post reporter recently wrote, “To list Barnett as a signifier of Washington connectedness is like calling the sun a symbol of heat.” Barnett’s client list includes Barack Obama, George W.

October 25, 2013

When Jerome Katzin, ’41, earned his degree, the study of law at the University of Chicago Law School was a four-year process that began when a student was still an undergraduate.