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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February 14, 2012

Leonardo Loo, ’96, a partner in Quarles & Brady’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to serve as general counsel for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (“AZHCC”). In addition, he will serve on the chamber’s board of directors and executive committee.

February 6, 2012

Meenakshi Datta, '03, has been elected a partner in Sidley Austin's Healthcare practice.

February 3, 2012

From the Tribune:

Jean Allard was the first female partner at the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and, along with former University of Chicago President Hanna Holborn Gray, was among the first women to become members of the exclusive Chicago Club.

February 3, 2012

Jean-Jacques Cabou, '03, has joined Perkins Coie as a Partner in the Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. Cabou focuses his practice on criminal defense and responding to government investigations. He has particular experience in white collar matters and is especially knowledgeable on both state and federal civil forfeiture and racketeering laws.

February 2, 2012

From the interiew:

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February 1, 2012

Lawrence A. Slovensky, '92, has joined King & Spalding as a partner in the litiagtion business practice. Slovensky focuses on class action defense, law firm defense and general commercial litigation. Earlier in his career, he spent five years with EarthLink, Inc., where he managed all of the company’s litigation. He received a J.D.

January 30, 2012

Donald Cassling, '76, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Immediately before taking the bench, Cassling worked as a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP who handled bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Cassling, 61, earned an undergraduate degree at Duke University and a law degree at the University of Chicago Law School.

January 26, 2012

Ryan C. Tisch has been elected partner in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group and is resident in the Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on antitrust business counseling, domestic and international merger control, and government investigations of both horizontal and vertical antitrust conduct.

January 25, 2012

From the Post:

January 24, 2012

David E. Kitchen has been elected Partner at Baker Hostetler. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Group and concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 2001.