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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September 4, 2009

Stephanie Blum will begin a new job with the Department of Homeland Security where she recently accepted a position in the agency's Office of General Counsel.

Stephanie earned a master's degree in homeland security in 2008 from the Naval Postgraduate School. She turned her thesis on the preventive detention of terrorists into a book published by Cambria Press in 2008.

September 4, 2009

Legally Nanny Founder Bob King '98 was named one of the Top Lawyers in Orange County, California, by OC Metro Magazine.

Bob specializes in household labor & employment and tax issues, and the magazine selected the attorneys based on their Avvo rankings.

September 4, 2009

Gregory F. Jacob joined Winston & Strawn's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the labor and employment practice.  Most recently, Jacob served as the Solicitor of Labor, the chief legal officer and third-ranking official of the U.S.

August 26, 2009

Byron Rodriguez, formerly with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, represents borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions with a focus on tax-advantaged debt and equity capital structures. His real estate developer clients combine tax-exempt bond, low income housing tax credit and new market tax credit financing with conventional financing sources for a variety of project types.

August 26, 2009

Ruth L. Ramsey recently was appointed Vice President of Liberty Bank & Trust of New Orleans. She joined the company as general counsel in August 2008. Ramsey is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Chicago Law School.

August 26, 2009

Farella Braun & Martel adds attorney Tiffanie De Liberty, former vice president and senior counsel for the Kendall-Jackson family of companies, to the firm as special counsel.  De Liberty joins in the St. Helena and San Francisco offices and will focus on alcohol and beverage industry issues, including work with the firm's hallmark wine practice.

August 26, 2009

WSP Holdings Limited, a leading Chinese manufacturer of API ("American Petroleum Institute") and non-API seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and extraction ("Oil Country Tubular Goods" or "OCTG"), today announced that its board of directors appointed Mr.

August 26, 2009

WSP Holdings Limited, a leading Chinese manufacturer of API ("American Petroleum Institute") and non-API seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and extraction ("Oil Country Tubular Goods" or "OCTG"), today announced that its board of directors appointed Mr.

August 26, 2009

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August 26, 2009

City of Hope has named a new general counsel after promoting its previous general counsel.