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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May 11, 2012

Late last year Ajit Pai, ’97, was nominated to be one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

May 10, 2012

Linda Rawles, '91, joined the corporate staff at Brookline College in Phoenix as general counsel for the college and its affiliates. She will provide general counsel and advisement on issues in a variety of areas, including policy. 

May 9, 2012

From UTLaw Magazine:

Ward Farnsworth, associate dean for academic affairs at Boston University School of Law, has been named dean of the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin.

Farnsworth’s appointment, effective June 1, fills the position currently held by Interim Dean Stefanie Lindquist.

May 9, 2012

From the Quarles & Brady LLP website:

May 8, 2012

From the University of Illinois College of Law website:

May 7, 2012

From Chicago Lawyer article by Margaret Benson:

As a spry 82-year-old retired attorney, Leo Feldman views his legal career through a rearview mirror.

Law student Travis Moore, about 50 years Leo's junior, continues to map out his plans for the profession.

May 4, 2012

Cooley LLP has announced that Lyle Roberts '96 has joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Securities Litigation practice group.  Roberts joins Cooley from Dewey & LeBoeuf.

May 2, 2012

From the Marianas Variety website:

THE Fund’s filing for Chapter 11 protection has a parallel in the Las Vegas Monorail Company which recently the court found to be eligible to file for bankruptcy under the same chapter.

May 1, 2012

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April 30, 2012

From the National Review website: