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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October 12, 2009

David Rubenstein has given $10 million to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for its $1.2 billion redevelopment project. In appreciation, the center's new visitors' and ticket space on Broadway - scheduled to open Nov. 24 - will be named the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The redesigned indoor space was formerly known as the Harmony Atrium.

October 12, 2009

Dan Currell, ’97, has a job that many lawyers might covet: He tells general counsel (GCs) how to do their jobs.

October 12, 2009

“Chicago was actually my second choice for law school,” Wan J. Kim, ’93, recently confessed to a classroom of current Law School students. “But I was rejected by Yale,” Kim laughed. It ended up being a good thing. “Whenever I’ve talked to colleagues, the one thing I always come away with is that at Chicago, all ideas were embraced,” Kim explained.

October 12, 2009

Attorney Donald Shapiro settled a wrongful death suit in the amount of $6,741,730.61 against ADM Bioproducts on behalf of the family of Francisco Moreno Garcia, a young man who was scalded to death in Decatur, IL. Prior to the Garcia suit, the highest wrongful death award in Decatur was $1.5 million.

October 12, 2009

After nine years practicing law in Los Angeles followed by five years as a film-industry executive and a couple of years of fun and reflection, Kathy Goodman, ’86, decided that she wanted to teach, and that’s what she’s been doing the past four years – teaching English and social studies at public h

October 12, 2009

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will be the keynote speaker at the Meigs County Democratic Party's annual Kennedy Day Dinner.

Cordray was elected attorney general last November. He previously served as Ohio Treasurer of State, Franklin County Treasurer, state representative, and as Ohio's first Solicitor General.

October 12, 2009

James M. Golden has joined Dykema as an Associate in its Financial Services Litigation Department.  Mr.

October 12, 2009

The first woman elected by Minnesotans to serve as a U.S Senator is also notable for currently being the highest-ranking female elected federal official to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School. In November of 2006, Amy Klobuchar, ’85 won a U.S.

October 12, 2009

Alan S. Kopit, partner in charge of the Cleveland office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was recently appointed chair of the American Bar Association's Fund for Justice and Education. Mr. Kopit has been a
member of the fund's Council since 2006, and a member of the ABA since 1977.

October 12, 2009

Frank A. Angileri is a shareholder, registered patent attorney and corporate secretary for Brooks Kushman P.C.

The Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.