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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March 7, 2014


Three partners from Covington & Burling, Jones Day and Shearman & Sterling are to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London arbitration chief Constantine Partasides QC and ex-partner Jan Paulsson to launch an arbitration boutique.

March 5, 2014

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

‘He’s remarkable. You have to meet him,” the political operative told me last summer.

February 28, 2014

From Chicago Lawyer:

If you are a collector — of art, baseball cards, coins, cars, stamps, wine or pretty much anything other than vacation homes — here are some litmus tests to determine whether you’re a good one.

Strike that, an exceptional one.

Have you been building your collection for nearly five decades?

February 27, 2014

The University of Chicago Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Governors announce that leading biochemist Donald Steiner, SM’56, MD’56, will be awarded the Alumni Medal at the 73rd Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

February 26, 2014

From The New York Times:

February 25, 2014

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has elevatedRichard M. Cutshall, James P. Madigan, Eric J. Maiers and Eric Mazur to Shareholder in its Chicago office.

February 21, 2014

From Quarles & Brady's website:

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Laura M. Holm has joined the firm’s Naples office as a partner in the Corporate Services Practice Group. 

February 20, 2014

From the Chicago Tribune:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are expected to weigh in Tuesday on a West Side Democratic primary contest for county commissioner, backing a young first-time candidate in a crowded field that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption.