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.

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May 1, 2013

“We’re building a better version of the internet,” Matthew Prince, ’00, says about CloudFlare, the company he cofounded and leads as CEO.

April 30, 2013

Last year, after three and a half years as Chief Privacy Officer of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Mary Ellen Callahan, ’97, founded the Privacy and Information Governance Practice at Jenner & Block.

April 29, 2013

Having decided that she wanted a career in the diplomatic corps, Anna Pinedo, ’93, went to the college that might best prepare her for that, Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, where she graduated in just three years.

April 26, 2013

During the first year that Rick Woldenberg, ’86, was at the Law School, his mother started a small business manufacturing educational materials for elementary school children. He didn’t pay much attention because, as he recounts, “I had left another of our family’s businesses the year before and I was totally focused on becoming a lawyer.”

April 25, 2013

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April 19, 2013

From CNN Expansion:

Alejandro Alcalá es una de las '30 promesas en los 30' edición 2013 de la revista Expansión. En 2004, el abogado cambió Nueva York por China, pues mientras trabajaba en el bufete Davis Polk & Wardwell, alguien -de quien no sabe su nombre- envió su CV al Banco Mundial.