Alumni News & Accolades
The Alumni News & Accolades 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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Last March, President Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 people. Three of those were clients of a project supervised in part by Italia Patti, ’14. That wasn’t all: in December, a fourth client joined that list when Obama commuted his sentence, too.
Since 2011, Nancy Rodkin Rotering, ’90, has been the mayor of Highland Park, Illinois. The position is the current culmination of decades of leadership, service, and advocacy—with more certainly to come.
Gary Edson, ’82, has been a leader at the highest levels of the business, government, and nonprofit sectors—often at the intersection of all three of those sectors.
Marjorie Gelb, ’70, battled against discriminatory practices throughout her legal career, beginning at the Law School when she was part of a group of students that sought to prohibit law firms that discriminated against women from recruiting at the Law School.
He chaired the Lawyers with Disabilities Involvement subcommittee of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, and he serves on the executive board of the National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities (NAAD), which advocates for opportunity, integration, and career advancement for attorneys with disabilities.
Robert Martin, ’69, retired last year after serving for 38 years as a US bankruptcy judge, most of them as the chief judge in the Western District of Wisconsin. His legacy will be felt for generations.
In 2014, Euler Bropleh, ’08, founded VestedWorld, a company based on a business model he began formulating while he was at the Law School. VestedWorld is a venture capital fund that allows investors to invest in carefully screened early-stage companies in Africa.
In 2013 Singer established the Allen M. Singer Scholarship Fund and the Allen M. Singer Professorship Fund through the largest bequest intention in the history of the Law School.