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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February 8, 2011

Edward Siskel, Class of 2000, has been hired by the White House Counsel Office. Siskel’s duties will encompass a broad array of issues, including oversight from Congress.

February 8, 2011

Born in Mexico, Martinez moved to Chicago at age 3. After receiving his J.D. from the Law School in 1980 he joined the Legal Assistance Foundation, where he spent seven years representing indigent and working-class clients in landlord-tenant disputes, employment discrimination cases, unemployment benefit hearings and other legal matters.

December 14, 2010

The State Bar of California named Harry Sondheim, ’57, as the inaugural recipient of the award, which will bear Mr. Sondheim’s name. Created in 2010, the Harry B. Sondheim Professional Responsibility Award will be given every three years to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of attorney professional responsibility standards in the state of California.

December 14, 2010

Jonathan Mitchell, ’01, has been named Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Mitchell succeeds fellow alumnus of the Law School James C. Ho, ’99, who served as Solicitor General for close to three years.

December 3, 2010

Larry Newman, '72, parter at the Newman Law Firm, PC, in Dallas, TX has been elected a member of the American Law Institute. According to ALI's website:

December 2, 2010

Lindsay A. Kelly, '05, has been named Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Cyber Unit for the Alexandria Division by Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

December 1, 2010

Carolina Hungaria de San Juan Paschoal, LLM '06, was honored last month at the Sanctuary for Families Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards & Benefit in New York City.

November 29, 2010

Andrew J. Abrams '00 and Steve Blonder '93 have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Chicago (JCC Chicago) for a one-year term, 2010-2011. Abrams and Blonder join a group of 40 other Directors and 16 Honorary Directors.

November 24, 2010

Joseph K. "Kenny" Alston, '98, has been named as legal counsel in Rhode Island Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee's restructured legal office. Alston was on the policy and finance committees for Chafee's winning gubernatorial campaign.

November 23, 2010

Jenner & Block Partner David J. Bradford, '76, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America.  He was inducted in a ceremony during the ACTL’s recent Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.