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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February 28, 2012

John M. Mejia, '03, will take over as legal director of the ACLU of Utah.

Mejia has previously worked at Chicago-based Sidley Austin, in the firm’s insurance and financial services group. His specialties there included insurance class action defense, reinsurance litigation, and complex litigation.

February 27, 2012

The Board of Directors of Colfax Corporation, a manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services, has appointed San W. Orr, III, '97, to its Board effective February 22, 2012.

February 24, 2012

From Chicago Magazine:

February 14, 2012

Mary Wilson, '92, a partner at SNR Denton's Chambers-ranked Health Care practice, has been named the new head of the Chicago office, effective immediately.

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.