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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July 9, 2010

On July 8, President Obama announced his intent to appoint Ronald A. Cass, '73, as a Member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States, along with several other individuals.

July 1, 2010

Christopher A. Roach has joined Adams and Reese as Special Counsel, practicing out of the firm's Tampa office.

Mr. Roach has been practicing as a trial lawyer since 2001, beginning his private practice at the Baker Botts firm in Texas and working most recently with Ruden McClosky in Orlando.

June 28, 2010

Neil S. Braun, who has more than 30 years of experience in senior management including positions as president of the NBC Television Network and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, has been appointed dean of Pace University's Lubin School of Business, effective July 1, announced Stephen J.

June 28, 2010

On June 26, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:

June 28, 2010

On June 26, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:

June 14, 2010

Vincent Cordero '99, a seasoned media executive with outstanding credentials in the U.S. Hispanic communications industry, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports en Espanol. Mr. Cordero, a native of Los Angeles, assumes his new position on July 1, 2010.

June 8, 2010

Paul J. Karafiol, a Mathematics teacher at Walter Payton College Prep High School in Chicago, has been given the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, awarded annually to the best pre-college-level science and mathematics teachers from across the country.

June 3, 2010

Ilese Flamm, an accomplished attorney with nearly two decades of experience in timesharing and resort development law, has been selected by independent developer Shell Vacations LLC to serve as its Senior VP, Legal Affairs.

June 2, 2010

Brigham Young University law professor Thomas Lee, Utah governor Gary Herbert's pick to fill a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court, has never been a judge, but he won praise last week as a keen legal mind whose experience would be an asset.

May 27, 2010

Liisa Thomas, a partner in Winston & Strawn's Chicago office, was recently elected to the 2010-2011 Board of Directors of the Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF).