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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February 5, 2014

From the Providence Journal:

Governor Chafee has tapped Providence lawyer Joseph K. "Kenny" Alston as his new $170,000-a-year chief of staff, following the departure of George Zainyeh last week.

February 4, 2014

From Smith Amundsen's website:

January 31, 2014

From the California Aggie:

When Professor Ashutosh Bhagwat of UC Davis’ School of Law was 26 years old, he was one of the 36 clerks for the United States Supreme Court Justices. Today, he teaches constitutional and administrative law, subjects that had great importance during his clerkship.

January 30, 2014

From The New York Times:

David Stern stepped into a conference room through a side door from his office. He carried a can of soda and a small plate of tortilla chips.

January 29, 2014

From Fish & Richardson's website:

This article original appeared in Law360 on December 17, 2013 on their website at

January 28, 2014

From an Office of the State's Attorney Press release:

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez (left) congratulates Michael Zhu, a resident of Chicago, who was recently sworn in as a newly appointed Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney.

January 27, 2014

From The Wall Street Journal:

Bloomberg LP has named Caswell Holloway, New York City's deputy mayor for operations, as its deputy chief operating officer.

January 24, 2014

From Bloomber Businessweek:

January 23, 2014

From the Chicago Tribune:

John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge.