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.

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November 20, 2013


A graduate of Laramie High School, Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School, who has served as an associate dean in the University of Wyoming College of Law since 2010, has been named interim dean of the UW law school.

Jacquelyn Bridgeman accepted the appointment from Dick McGinity, UW’s interim vice president for academic affairs.

November 19, 2013

From the Rutgers website: 

The appointments of two legal scholars to leadership positions at Rutgers University-Camden are announced by Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett.

November 15, 2013

From LANY press release:

Ezra Borut is a corporate partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he serves as Deputy Chair of the Corporate Department, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, and a member of the Management and Pro Bono Committees. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1991 and a J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School in 1996.

November 8, 2013

In 2007, Jack Nelson, ’03, left his job at a big law firm in Austin, Texas, and moved his family to San Antonio, where he, along with a college buddy and another fellow, started up a small company making loans that were hard for its customers to get from conventional financial institutions. Nelson served as CEO of the new company.

November 7, 2013

Bradley Tusk, ’99, has clout. He has it in New York City—where within the past year one publication placed him twenty-fourth among the hundred most powerful New Yorkers and another placed him in the top twenty—and now he is rapidly expanding his influence throughout the United States and beyond with the company he started in 2010, Tusk Strategies.

November 6, 2013

Earlier this year, President Obama appointed Mythili Raman, ’94 (née Tharmaratnam), as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Her new role, in which she oversees nearly 600 staff attorneys and works closely with 93 U.S.

November 5, 2013

Nancy Lieberman, ’79, went off to college when she was 16. She started at the Law School when she was 19. At 22, she was clerking for a US Court of Appeals judge. When she was 30, after less than six years as an associate, she became the youngest partner in the history of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

November 4, 2013

Of Robert Barnett, ’71, a Washington Post reporter recently wrote, “To list Barnett as a signifier of Washington connectedness is like calling the sun a symbol of heat.” Barnett’s client list includes Barack Obama, George W.

November 1, 2013

From the NYTimes:

The Federal Communications Commission, seeking to revive the sagging fortunes of AM radio, has proposed removing or updating regulations that station owners believe have left many AM channels on the precipice of death.

October 30, 2013

From the Washington Post: