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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January 21, 2014


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., announced today he’s creating a panel of 16 lawyers and former judges to recommend a federal judge nominee...

January 16, 2014

From Roetzel's website:

Roetzel is pleased to announce that Tim J. Emmitt, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, has been recognized as a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Emmitt has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2007.

January 15, 2014

From the Illinois Attorney General's website:

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that she has appointed Carolyn Shapiro to serve as the new Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General. She will succeed Michael Scodro, who will be joining the Chicago office of Jenner & Block as a partner in the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice.

January 14, 2014


January 9, 2014

From the New Canaan Advertiser:

Katherine Ward, a 1979 graduate of New Canaan Country School, will be presented with the school’s alumni award on the campus Friday, Jan. 10.

January 8, 2014


The Libertarian Party may be on the verge of fielding its first candidate for County Board in more than 20 years.

Evan Bernick, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School who has lived in Arlington since 2011, plans to seek the seat being vacated by Democratic board member Chris Zimmerman.

January 7, 2014


Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio today announced five key appointments to his administration, pledging to continue building a progressive, diverse and effective government.

January 6, 2014

From a Jenner & Block press release:

January 3, 2014