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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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August 22, 2012

From SWH press release:

Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP (SWH), a leading national public interest law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco, today announced the addition of Ross Brooks as head of its qui tam practice. Mr. Brooks is resident in the firm’s New York office.

August 21, 2012

From Law.com:

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially named Ronald Bell to be the company's general counsel.

August 20, 2012

From BrieflyLegalPDX:

One would not necessarily expect to find the Oregon Supreme Court’s chief justice rocking out to the Decemberists or the Shins at the Crystal Ballroom … unless one knew Tom Balmer.

August 17, 2012

From Moore.org:

Aug. 9, 2012

Palo Alto, Calif. — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Nancy J. Koch as general counsel and secretary, reporting directly to the Foundation’s president, Steve McCormick. 

August 15, 2012

From LGBTBar.org:

2012 Dan Bradley Award Ceremony to be held during the Awards Celebration Lunch on Friday, August 24 at the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

August 14, 2012

From AlaskaDispatch.com

Thirteen attorneys have applied for a soon-to-be vacant position on the Alaska Supreme Court, according to an Alaska Judicial Council announcement on Thursday. Justice Walter L. Carpeneti, who now holds the position, is set to retire in January 2013.

August 10, 2012

From Continuumbooks.com:

August 10, 2012

Excerpted from News-Leader.com:

Gabriel Gore, a St. Louis attorney and a former federal prosecutor, told 481 graduates Friday that when he graduated from Missouri State University 21 years ago neither he nor his classmates foresaw how much the world would change and what opportunities lie ahead.

August 9, 2012

From the Skiermont Pucket website: