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.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at

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January 11, 2016

The Grundy County Republican Central Committee has announced its nomination of Mireya Martin for appointment as a County Board member to fill the vacancy in board District 2, according to a committee news release.

January 8, 2016

Thomas Unterman, 71, of Pacific Palisades, has been reappointed to the California State Teachers’ Retirement Board, where he has served since 2013. Unterman has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law since 2011 and has held multiple positions at Rustic Canyon Partners since 1999, including founder and founding partner.

January 7, 2016

(CBS) — There have been intense calls for change at the Chicago Police Department, and now the agency that investigates officer-involved shootings is undergoing a major restructuring.

January 7, 2016

The embattled Canadian drug company Valeant Pharmaceuticals has named its former chief financial officer Howard Schiller as interim CEO.

Robert Ingram, the lead independent director on Valeant's board, will serve as interim chairman of the board, the company said.

January 5, 2016

Davis Brown Law Firm Elects New Shareholder

The Davis Brown Law Firm is pleased to announce that Sarah Crane, 07 has been elected shareholder, effective January 2016.

January 4, 2016

January 02, 2016

The big boys in litigation financing

Ashley Keller's resume looks like an escalator: Harvard College, followed by double degrees from the University of Chicago's law and business schools, a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship and finally a partnership at one of the country's premier litigation boutiques.

December 28, 2015

Carly Grossman Olsman, the daughter of Barbara L. G. Olsman and Jules B. Olsman of Huntington Woods, Mich., was married Saturday evening to Jason Michael Bradford, '10, the son of Lisa A. Bradford and Darryl M. Bradford of Northbrook, Ill. Rabbi Paul Cohen officiated in the Art Institute of Chicago.

December 28, 2015

Stewart Title announced that Stefanie Lally-Ardrey, '00, has been promoted to vice president, senior underwriting counsel, serving in Stewart's New York Commercial Services Center where she assists customers with their local, national and cross-border commercial real estate transactions.

December 28, 2015

When Michelle Ochs, designer and cofounder of Cushnie et Ochs, met Matthew Kopko, 12', the timing couldn’t have been more right. One evening in January 2013, she was catching up with a friend at Campbell Apartment bar in Grand Central when a group of lawyers strolled in.