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.

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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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January 21, 2010

Saul Behar has joined the University City Science Center as Vice President and General Counsel. Behar has worked for the Science Center as a consultant since January 2009. In addition to his role as General Counsel, Behar also has responsibility for government relations at the federal, state and city levels.

January 8, 2010

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced the election of Joel W. Rice to partner, effective January 1, 2010.

January 8, 2010

Hae-Won Min Liao in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP is among the 15 lawyers elevated to partnership in the firm.  She is a new partner in the Healthcare practice.

January 8, 2010

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has named Naomi Aoyama counsel to the firm.

January 8, 2010

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom named Brian Duwe head of its Chicago office.

Duwe joined the firm in 1986.

January 8, 2010

Jones Walker recently named Michael Drew to partnership.

Mr. Drew received his juris doctor degree from The University of Chicago Law School in 2002. He received his bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, cum laude, from Duke University in 1998.

January 8, 2010

Duane Morris named Rachael Pontikes to partnership.

January 8, 2010

Janus Capital Group, Inc. has hired Richard Weil as chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1. He also will become a member of the board of directors.

December 31, 2009

Adams joins Honeywell's senior leadership team and will be responsible for leading the global legal strategy, health safety and environment, government relations, and compliance programs for the company's 128,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

December 31, 2009

Munitz serves as of counsel to the firm. His practice is focused exclusively on commercial insolvency law. He has represented financial institutions holding fully secured, undersecured and unsecured claims in out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases.