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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April 4, 2014

Before Susan Davies, ’91, joined the Washington, DC, office of Kirkland & Ellis in 2011, she was deputy White House counsel, responsible for judicial selection. In addition to vetting potential judicial nominees and making recommendations to President Obama, she managed the Supreme Court confirmation processes of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

April 3, 2014

Katherine (Kate) Adams, ’90, is senior vice president and general counsel of Honeywell, the broadly diversified global Fortune 100 company. Last year, The Legal 500 recognized her as one of the most powerful corporate legal advisers in the United States.

April 2, 2014

By the time he was in junior high school, Jeffrey J. Keenan, ’83, knew that he wanted a career in business. Within a few years, he determined that the University of Chicago would be the best place for him to prepare for that career. He earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the College and then an MBA from the Booth School along with his JD.

April 1, 2014

Last year, InsideCounsel named one of its prestigious leadership awards for Roderick (Rick) Palmore, ’77. The Roderick Palmore Pathmaker Award recognizes legal leaders who have accelerated opportunities for attorneys of color and women.