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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July 29, 2009

Chambers USA annually ranks U.S. law firms based on in-depth telephone interviews with law firm clients and other attorneys. For the current U.S. directory, over 10,000 of these interviews were conducted by a team of 40 full-time researchers over a period of six months.

July 29, 2009

President Barack Obama nominated Philip L. Verveer, '69, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State.

July 29, 2009

Swarthmore College President Alfred H. Bloom awarded an honorary degree to James C. Hormel at the College's 137th commencement on Sunday, May 31, 2009.

July 29, 2009

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced the formation of three bipartisan screening committees to assist in selecting Federal District Court Judges, U.S. Attorneys, and U.S. Marshals for the State of Illinois. Abner Mikva will chair the Northern District Screening Panel.

July 29, 2009

Murphy, a shareholder in Reinhart's Real Estate Practice, joins the firm from Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. He brings with him extensive transactional experience in leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and real estate finance. Murphy's work includes negotiating and drafting complex leasing and other real estate transactional documentation.

July 29, 2009

Matthew Rawlinson is a member of the firm's Securities Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Group and its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.  He has extensive experience in complex litigation matters in federal and state courts, including substantial experience representing companies, officers and directors, and accounting firms in connection with financial restatem

July 29, 2009

Mr. Freed is a leading Chicago lawyer and an Associate Governor of The Hebrew University. He is the founding principal of Freed, Kanner, London and Millen LLC and former president of the Chicago board of the Midwest region of the American Friends of Hebrew University. Currently, he is co-chair of AFHU's National Executive Committee.