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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October 15, 2012

From Bloomberg.com:

McDermott Will & Emery LLP hired Mashhood Rassam for its IP litigation group, the Chicago-based firm said in a statement.

October 11, 2012

From WisBusiness.com:

October 5, 2012

Earlier this year, Jennifer Levi, ’92, received the highest honor bestowed by the National LGBT Bar Association, its Dan Bradley Award, for her leadership toward equality under the law.

October 5, 2012

In June, Roya Behnia, ’91, was named senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Pall Corporation, the nearly $3 billion provider of filtration, separation, and purification solutions. For Behnia, her new position caps off a steady progression toward the kind of responsibilities she has wanted and prepared herself for.

October 4, 2012

Just six years after he graduated from the Law School, Christopher Baker, ’83, founded the Paris office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He led that office for more than 20 years and is still there today, specializing in what he describes as “doing legally and culturally complicated deals.”

October 2, 2012

In 2008, Ronald DeKoven, ’68, had been living in London for five years, enjoying a thriving international practice built on many years in the top ranks of American lawyers.

October 1, 2012

From equities.com:

Jaguar Mining Inc. today announced the appointment of Frederick Hermann and Luis Miraglia to its Board of Directors.  The term of their appointment is until the next Annual General Meeting of the Company at which time they will stand for election by the shareholders.

September 28, 2012

From americancity.org: