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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June 6, 2011

Charles “Chuck” Wolf, ’75, says that he learned important lessons from his parents, who experienced substantial hardships in their younger lives. “They didn’t dwell on the past,” he says. “They lived in the present and looked to the future.”

June 2, 2011

Ashutosh Bhagwat, who resides in Moraga, California, has been appointed as the Board member for California Independent system Operator. Ashutosh Bhagwat was appointed by Jerry Brown, California Governor on May 2, 2011 to a term that expires on December 31, 2013.

May 18, 2011

Akina Corp is pleased to announce that Tasneem Goodman, Esq. will join the firm as a new Partner, effective June 1, 2011.  Tasneem has spent over ten years in the legal industry providing clients with excellent service, working with lawyers to grow their practices and hel

May 13, 2011

Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP is pleased to announce that Anne G. Kimball, a partner in its Litigation Practice, has been recognized by Law Bulletin Publishing Company on its 2011 “Women Making an Impact” list. The list honors 12 women attorneys making the greatest impact on the legal profession in Illinois.

May 11, 2011

Influential intellectual property law scholar John Duffy will join the University of Virginia law faculty in the fall, expanding the school’s notable roster of IP law experts.

May 11, 2011

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, class of 1967, had been named as one of the recipients of the University of Chicago’s 2011 Alumni Awards.

May 10, 2011

Former Foley & Lardner partner Seth Levine and Kenneth Lee, previously a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, have joined forces with former federal prosecutor Scott Klugman to launch litigation boutique Levine Lee LLP

May 10, 2011

David C. Worrell, JD ’76, a partner at Baker & Daniels LLP, has been named to Who's Who in Banking & Finance by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

May 5, 2011

Sarah E. Crane recently joined the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa. As an associate attorney, Sarah practices in the litigation division and maintains a general litigation practice including, but not limited to, business litigation, litigation and appeals, antitrust law and family law. She graduated from the Law School in 2007 and received her B.A.

April 20, 2011

Alexandra Holt '07 has been named Chicago's new budget director by mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. She is currently an attorney specializing in infrastructure privatization for the law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLC and previously worked for Budget Director Bill Abolt under Mayor Richard M. Daley.