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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March 16, 2015

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advanced kinase inhibitor treatments targeting the tumor cell and the tumor microenvironment, today announced the appointment of Tucker Kelly as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kelly brings over 18 years of financial leadership and strategic management experience to Deciphera.

March 11, 2015

Mark S. Lieberman, 83,  formerly of Glencoe, passed away. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence Mayer Lieberman; loving father of Robin and Karen Lieberman; and dear brother of the late Anne (the late Ben) Brookman. Mr. Lieberman was an Army veteran, a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of Chicago Law School. He practiced law in Chicago for over 40 years.

March 10, 2015

Adam Silver’s impact on the NBA in his first year as commissioner has been exponential.

His quick, precise handling of the Donald Sterling controversy brought him immediate attention and affirmation nationwide and gave the league an even greater credibility among its followers.

March 9, 2015

In a mid-six figure deal made in a competitive auction, Parkes+MacDonald and Black Bear Pictures have partnered to acquire and produce Undone, a spec script by first time writer Melissa London Hilfers, who was a litigator at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

March 9, 2015

Former federal prosecutor and leading white collar defense lawyer Dan Shallman will join Covington as a partner in the firm's new Los Angeles office on March 9. Mr. Shallman will head the firm's Southern California white collar and investigations team while also playing a leading role in the growth of Covington's LA office.

March 2, 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced that James A. Squires will succeed Charles W. “Wick” Moorman as chief executive officer. The action by the company’s board of directors is part of its planned succession process and will be effective June 1, 2015.

February 26, 2015

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, the largest health care focused law firm in the nation, is pleased to announce associate attorney Arielle Tokorcheck, J.D., has joined the firm's Indianapolis office.

February 23, 2015

Michigan State University College of Law Dean Joan W. Howarth recently announced a generous award from the law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith.

February 23, 2015

In his early 20s, Calvin Campbell saw college as a nearly impossible dream for an African-American in the segregated South during the Depression, his family said.

February 20, 2015

Family, colleagues and friends of former Wilmette Trustee Thelma Brook Simon remembered her this week as a brilliant and passionate woman who was dedicated to the legal profession, civic activism in Wilmette and her family.