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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December 3, 2009

On November 6, 2009, Robert Weiss was a guest of honor and the principal speaker at the US Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Denver celebrating the 234th anniversary of the USMC.

December 3, 2009

Douglas Fuchs was promoted to partner by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California who served as Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section, Fuchs represents corporations and individuals in white collar criminal, SEC and other regulatory enforcement matters and related civil litigation.

December 3, 2009

Lisa T. Scruggs, a partner at Jenner & Block, has been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" list for 2009.

December 3, 2009

Caswell F. Holloway IV was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to become head of New York City's Department of Environmental Protection.

December 3, 2009

Joseph Bial has been promoted to Special Counsel of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, effective January 1, 2010.

November 25, 2009

Last year Anil Gollahalli, '00, was named Vice President of the University of Oklahoma (OU) and General Counsel to the OU Board of Regents.

November 25, 2009

There are many ways to affect the life and the history of a city. Some are accompanied by acclaim; some are less noticed but no less significant.

November 25, 2009

Trace the judicial history of the "war on terror," and you will find the name Salim Ahmed Hamdan at many critical junctures. Very near to that name you will find another: Harry Schneider, of the University of Chicago Law School class of 1979.

November 25, 2009

As Justice Brandeis once wrote, "It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country." To protect their prerogatives as the labo

November 6, 2009

Howard Turner has joined SmithAmundsen LLC's Construction Practice Group. He will be Of Counsel in the Chicago office.