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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September 27, 2010

William A. Von Hoene, Jr., '80, executive vice president, finance and legal, at Exelon Corporation, is the 2010 recipient of the Arthur Goldberg Social Justice Award, presented in Chicago Sept. 20 by the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.

September 21, 2010

The Joyce Foundation last week announced the election of Tracey L. Meares to its board of directors. Professor Meares is Deputy Dean and Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

September 15, 2010

Governor Martin O'Malley today announced the appointment of Ronald S. Goldbaltt, '75, to the Governor's P-20 Council of Maryland. The 2010 legislature codified the Governor's P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland (formerly created by Executive Order 01.01.2007.20), adding new positions to the membership list. 

September 10, 2010

Michele Ilene Ruiz '94, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, will be honored on October 26th at The Anti-Defamation League's Third Annual Rising Stars Awards Luncheon.

September 9, 2010

David Christy '90 has joined Thompson Hine LLP as a partner in the International Trade & Customs practice group. Christy was formerly of counsel with DLA Piper LLP.

September 8, 2010

With his three children out on their own, Steve Koch '82 decided there was no better time than now to take a long bike ride — a really long one.

September 2, 2010

Thomas A. Cole, '75, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP's Chicago office and chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, has been named to the 2010 Directorship 100 list of the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom.

August 20, 2010

Teresa Schiller '95 has joined the New York State Bar Association as its new director of Law Practice Management.

August 16, 2010

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle on Friday nominated Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, '86, to serve as Hawaii’s next chief justice.

If confirmed by the state Senate, he would succeed retiring Chief Justice Ronald Moon to become Hawaii’s fifth chief justice and serve an initial 10-year term. Under state law, Moon must retire upon reaching age 70 next month.

August 13, 2010

Real estate website this week announced the appointment of Kathleen Philips as general counsel.