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October 2, 2015

John B. King, Jr. '07 Chosen as New U.S. Education Secretary by President Obama

John B. King, Jr. '07 currently acts as deputy secretary of education, and has been chosen by President Obama as the replacement to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who plans to step down in December.
September 22, 2015

UVA Law Professor Saikrishna Prakash '93 to Receive the Roger and Madeleine Traynor Faculty Achievement Award

Professor Saikrishna Prakash, an expert on separation of powers, is the recipient of the Roger and Madeleine Traynor Faculty Achievement Award at University of Virginia School of Law.
September 18, 2015

Ret. Judge Ellen Bree Burns '47 to be Honored for 40 Years of Judicial Service

Retired Judge Ellen Bree Burns '47 to be honored for 40 years of judicial service at September 26 event at The Graduate Club in New Haven, CT.
September 11, 2015

Stetson University College of Law Dedicates Seminar Room to Former Dean Lizabeth A. Moody '59

A legal legacy: Stetson dedicates seminar room to former dean Lizabeth A. Moody '59
September 10, 2015

John Kulewicz '79 Named a 2016 Best Lawyer

John J. Julewicz '79, partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2016.
August 27, 2015

Mimi Hunter '06 Joins Business Team at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

Mimi Hunter '06 recently joined the business team at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's Seattle office.
August 26, 2015

Edward Steiner '83 Named Best Lawyers 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in Cincinnati

Ed Steiner '83 has been named the Best Lawyers 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
August 20, 2015

Harold K. Watson '77 LL.M. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Admiralty and Maritime Law

Harold "Hal" Watson '77 LL.M., partner at Chaffe McCall in Houston, was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Watson was recognized in the Admiralty and Maritime Law practice area.
August 18, 2015

Steve Good '80 and Tom Hagemann '82 of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Named to Best Lawyers 2016

Steve Good '80, who is based in the Dallas branch of Gardere, and Tom Hagemann '82, who works in the Houston office, have both been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 edition.
August 18, 2015

Joe Dannenmaier '82 Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

Joe Dannenmaier '82, partner at Thompson & Knight in Dallas, has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
August 18, 2015

Gary Fowler '84 Selected for Best Lawyers 2016 for Employment and Labor Law

Gary Fowler '84, partner at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, was selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 17, 2015

Joseph A. Ranney '78 and Charles H. McMullen '80 Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

Wisconsin-based attorneys at DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Joseph A. Ranney '78 and Charles H. McMullen '80, were both named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016 edition.
August 13, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown Appoints Bill Sokol to California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board

Bill Sokol, shareholder at Weinberg Roger and Rosenfeld, was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the newly legislated California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board.
August 13, 2015

Chicago Community Leader Steven Coby Derringer '96 to be Honored by American Friends of The Hebrew University

Steven Coby Derringer '96, partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott LLP, will receive the Leader of Distinction Award from American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) on September 3, 2015 in Chicago.
August 12, 2015

Richard Dearing '99 Appointed to Executive Staff of the New York City Law Department

The New York City Law Department, the second-largest law firm in New York City and the largest public law organization in the country, announced the promotion of Richard Dearing '99 to the office's Executive Staff.
August 6, 2015

Jason D. Navarino '07 Elected Secretary of the Taxation Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association

Jason D. Navarino '07, corporate and tax partner at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, has been elected Secretary of the Taxation Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and also named a "New Leader of the Bar."
July 17, 2015

Sally F. Goldfarb '82 to Receive ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence 20/20 Vision Award

Sally F. Goldfarb '82 was selected as one of the twenty honorees named by the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence to receive one of its three major awards.
July 6, 2015

University of Illinois Names Vikram Amar ’88 dean of the College of Law

The University of Illinois has named Vikram David Amar ’88 as the next dean of the College of Law, pending approval from the University’s Board of Trustees at their July 15 meeting. Amar will assume the deanship, and also become the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law, on August 16.
June 29, 2015

Yale alumni played key roles on road to Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

“For me, it’s exhilarating,” Margaret H. Marshall ’76 J.D. ’12 LL.D. (Hon.) told the Boston Globe on June 26, about the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that the Constitution guarantees the right to marriage for persons of the same sex. 
April 7, 2015

JoNel Newman ’86 to Receive the M. Shanara Gilbert Award

 The Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education is pleased to announce that Professor JoNel Newman, Professor of Clinical Education and Director of the Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education's M. Shanara Gilbert Award.
March 25, 2015

Sarah A.L. Merriam ’00 Selected as a United States Magistrate Judge

Sarah A.L. Merriam ’00, an Assistant Federal Defender, has been selected as a United States Magistrate Judge of the District Court for the District of Connecticut. She will be sworn in on April 3, 2015, and will hold court at the New Haven federal courthouse.
March 18, 2015

March 21, 2015, Declared Ellen Ash Peters ’54 Day in Connecticut by Governor Malloy

Governor Dannel Malloy has proclaimed that March 21, 2015, is Ellen Ash Peters ’54 Day in the state of Connecticut.
March 9, 2015

Peter J. Kalis ’78 to be Honored by The Legal Intelligencer

Peter J. ’78 will be honored by The Legal Intelligencer as one of the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients at an awards dinner on May 20. 
January 13, 2015

Jean L. Tom ’02 Joins Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP announced that it has expanded its tax-exempt organizations practice with a New York-based team of five attorneys including Jean L. Tom ’02.
January 13, 2015

Laura Sack ’91 to Head Employment/Labor Law Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP announced its national employment and labor law practice has expanded to the East Coast with the addition of three lateral partners, including Laura Sack ’91.
December 16, 2014

Stefan Pryor ’06 Named Rhode Island Commerce Secretary

Gina Raimondo ’98, governor-elect of Rhode Island, has selected Connecticut education commissioner Stefan Pryor ’06 to serve as Rhode Island's first commerce secretary.
December 12, 2014

Three Yale Law School Alums, One Student Receive 2015 Skadden Fellowships

Four of the 2015 Skadden Public Interest Fellowships have been awarded to Yale Law School alumni and a student.
December 5, 2014

Margaret Marshall ’76 to Recieve 2014 We Are Boston Leadership Award

Margaret H. Marshall ’76 has been selected to receive the 2014 We Are Boston Leadership Award, which honors the outstanding accomplishments of individuals and organizations who embrace diversity and immigrant heritage.
December 4, 2014

Winston Chan ’00 Elected Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

The practice of Winston Chan ’00 focuses on government and regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations and compliance counseling, with particular experience in anti-corruption, antitrust, environmental, False Claims Act, financial fraud, and healthcare matters.
November 24, 2014

President Salovey Remembers Elga Wasserman ’76, Pioneer for Gender Equity

In his "Notes from Woodbridge Hall" column, President Salovey voiced his admiration for Elga Wasserman ’76, who helped bring coeducation to Yale, and who passed away earlier this month.
November 19, 2014

Alexander Dreier ’95 Named Vice President and General Counsel of Yale

Alexander Dreier ’95, an attorney with an international practice in higher education, will be Yale’s next vice president and general counsel, effective March 23, 2015, President Peter Salovey announced.
November 13, 2014

Randy Moss ’86 Confirmed to D.C. Federal Trial Bench

The Senate confirmed Randolph Moss ’86 to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by a 54–45 vote.
November 12, 2014

Shaun Clarke ’87 Joins Houston's SKV as Partner

Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P. announced that the law firm has added two partners to its White Collar Practice group, including Shaun Clarke ’87.
October 26, 2014

Sonia Sotomayor Receives Yale Law Women Alumnae Achievement Award

The Yale Law Women presented its Alumnae Achievement Award to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 on October 26.
September 30, 2014

Francis M. Wikstrom ’74 Named 65th President of American College of Trial Lawyers

Francis M. Wikstrom ’74, a senior litigation shareholder with Parsons Behle & Latimer, has been elected President of the American College of Trial Lawyers. 
September 5, 2014

Joe Dannenmaier ’82 Selected for Texas Super Lawyers

Joe Dannenmaier ’82, of the Dallas branch of Thompson & Knight LLP, has been named to Texas Super Layers 2014, which reflects only the top five percent of lawyers in Texas.
August 5, 2014

Isra Bhatty ’12 Selected as 2014–2015 Supreme Court Fellow

Isra J. Bhatty ’12 has been selected as the 2014–2015 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission.
July 18, 2014

Mary D. Nichols ’71 to Receive Environmental Achievement Award

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that the ELI 2014 Environmental Achievement Award will be presented to Mary D. Nichols ’71.
July 7, 2014

David Boies ’66 Coauthors New Book about Proposition 8 and the Struggle for Marriage Equality

The new book by Boies '66 and Olson, Redeeming The Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality is the remarkable story of the four-and-a-half-year struggle to win the right for gays and lesbians to marry in California.
June 20, 2014

Arthur Ochoa ’95 Receives Mexican American Bar Foundation Professional Acheivement Award

Arthur J. Ochoa ’95,  Cedars-Sinai's SVP of Community Relations and Development, was named the 2014 recipient of the Professional Achievement Award by the Mexican American Bar Foundation.
June 17, 2014

Suzanne Meeker ’81 Recognized as Leading Lawyer by Chambers & Partners

Suzanne Meeker ’81 is being recognized by Chambers & Partners for her work in Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation.
June 3, 2014

Gina M. Raimondo ’98 Elected as Alumni Fellow to the Yale Corporation

Gina M. Raimondo ’98 has been elected as the new alumni fellow to the Yale Corporation.
May 28, 2014

Brendan Lim ’13 J.S.D. Awarded John Addison Porter Prize

One of this year’s recipients of the Porter Prize was Brendan Lim ’13 J.S.D. for his dissertation “Crisis and the Canon: Australia's Constitution after Whitlam.”
May 20, 2014

Prof. Anver Emon ’04 Awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Anver Emon, a world-renowned scholar of Islamic law, has been awarded a notable John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his outstanding scholarship.
May 13, 2014

Joshua Rosenstein ’02 Promoted to Partner

As the political law firm Sandler, Reiff, Young & Lamb celebrates its sixteenth anniversary, it's welcoming a new partner and changing its name.
May 9, 2014

Amy Rothschild ’02 Named 2014 Newcombe Fellow by Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Amy Rothschild ’02 has been awarded $25k for her doctoral work on religious and ethical values.
May 2, 2014

Koethi Zan ’96 to Present at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival

Koethi Zan, a 1996 graduate of Yale Law School and a rising star in the world of crime writing, will be appearing at Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal on May 2, 2014.
May 1, 2014

Michael Yaeger ’03 Joins Elite NYC Law Firm

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ("SRZ") is pleased to announce that Michael L. Yaeger ’03 has joined the firm as special counsel in the Litigation Group.
April 23, 2014

Phoebe A. Haddon ’85 to Lead Rutgers-Camden

Phoebe A. Haddon ’85, the dean of the University of Maryland's law school, will be the next chancellor of Rutgers University's Camden campus, the university announced today.
March 24, 2014

John W. Van Lonkhuyzen ’83 to Lead Verrill Dana’s Fraud and White Collar Defense Teams

Verrill Dana is pleased to announce that John W. Van Lonkhuyzen ’83 has joined the firm as a Partner.
March 22, 2014

John Keker '70 and Jan Nielsen Little '81 Receive White Collar Criminal Defense Award from NACDL, Stetson Law

On Saturday, March 22, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) presented both John Keker '70 and Jan Nielsen Little '81 with the 2014 White Collar Criminal Defense Award at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla.
March 14, 2014

Russell H. Carpenter ’68 Endows Teaching Program at Moses Brown School

Russell H. Carpenter ’68, a 1959 graduate of Moses Brown School, has generously made a $3.6 million gift to his alma mater. The gift constitutes the single largest contribution to the school’s endowment in its 230-year history
February 27, 2014

Pace University Appoints David Yassky '90 as Law School Dean

Starting in April, Pace University's law school will be led by David S. Yassky, who served as taxi commissioner under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and greeted all riders from their seat-back televisions.
February 24, 2014

Senate Confirms Jeffrey Meyer ’89 for District Court

Jeffrey Alker Meyer ’89, a law professor at Quinnipiac University and former federal prosecutor, was confirmed by the Senate as a U.S. District Court judge in Connecticut.
February 12, 2014

Judith Areen '69 Named Seventh Executive Director of AALS

The Association of American Law Schools has appointed Judith Areen ’69 of the Georgetown University Law Center to the position of Executive Director. Areen has been serving, since the fall of last year, as Interim Executive Director of the association.
February 10, 2014

Chambers USA Recognizes Edward Steiner '83 as a Leader in his Field

Thirteen attorneys at KMK Law have been selected for inclusion as “Leaders in Their Fields” in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers®, published by Chambers & Partners Publishing. Among those 13 attorneys is Edward E. Steiner, a 1983 Yale Law School graduate.
February 9, 2014

The Toronto Star Recognizes Jamil Jivani '13 for Community Safety Initiative

On Sunday, February 9, 2014, The Toronto Star showcased the work of Jamil Jivani '13. Jamil is the founder of the Policing Literacy Initiative, a group of 20 young leaders in the city bridging research and advocacy to improve police services and community safety in Toronto. 
February 5, 2014

Logan Beirne '08 Named Washington Historian Winner of 2014 William E. Colby Award

Norwich University officials have named Logan Beirne ’08 the 2014 William E. Colby Award winner for his book, Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency.
January 21, 2014

Professor Nancy Marder '87 Inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society

Kent College of Law Professor Nancy S. Marder ’87 was inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) Warren E. Burger Society in ceremonies held in Washington, D.C. Professor Marder is being honored for her work with National Center for State Courts’ conference panels and jury projects.
January 7, 2014

Michael D. Gadarian '05 Elected new Member at Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael D. Gadarian ’05 has been elected a new Member of the firm.
August 19, 2013

Watch Live: Secretary Hillary Clinton ’73 to Receive Award of Merit Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

The 2013 Alumni Weekend will feature panel discussions led by YLS faculty, tours of the Lillian Goldman Library, and an address by Hillary Rodham Clinton '73 who will be receiving the prestigious Award of Merit.
August 14, 2013

President Bill Clinton ’73, Patricia Wald ’51 to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former President Bill Clinton ’73 and appellate judge Patricia Wald ’51 have been named as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.