Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog. Information is gathered from newspaper articles, press releases, and alumni submissions. The blog is updated periodically and is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record, which is published semi-annually.

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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December 27, 2013


December 23, 2013

From Carlson press release:

December 20, 2013

From Chicago Lawyer:

Like many law firm mergers before and since, the 2007 pairing of Drinker Biddle & Reath with Gardner Carton & Douglas was meant to propel two regional firms onto the national stage.

December 19, 2013

From the Palm Beach Post:

Just hours after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Attorney General John Ashcroft sat across the table from President George W. Bush at an undisclosed location.

The president, Ashcroft recalls, stared into his eyes and said, “Never let this happen again.”

December 18, 2013

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

December 17, 2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Gerald Ratner turns 100 today and has been a Chicago lawyer for more than 75 of those years — still coming into the Gould & Ratner LLP offices on occasion and going over the books.

December 16, 2013

From the Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat:

Like a lot of people cobbling together a living in a still-recovering economy that hasn't been kind to the middle class, Irwin Keller is a man with two jobs.

December 12, 2013


Lavelle Law, Ltd., one of the largest law firms in the Chicago suburbs has announced the hiring of two new attorneys, the 18th and 19th in the Palatine practice. Joining the firm as associates are Heidi A. Schuster and Courtney L. Kleshinski...

December 11, 2013

The Electronic Privacy Information Center just won a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, requiring the federal agency to release documents about the so-called "internet kill switch." Bob speaks withEPIC's Julia Horwitz about the lengthy battle with DHS, and the difficulty in getting information out of the no

December 9, 2013

From the Lincoln Journal-Star:

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale filed for re-election Friday.

Gale, who was appointed by Gov. Mike Johanns in 2000, is seeking a fourth full term.

He first announced his candidacy in June, when he launched a 1,000-mile announcement tour of the state, and made the news official Friday.