The power of diversity is the power of collective wisdom.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diverse and inclusive teams are better teams. Better teams deliver better results. At RSHC “diversity” “equity” and “inclusion” are not simply buzzwords, but the essence of our law firm – not just because it is right, not just because a law firm should reflect those we serve, but because of the fundamental truth that the more diverse, equitable, and inclusive our teams, the better the solutions and the greater the value that we produce for our clients.  

We believe actions speak louder than words. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is real and demonstrable – but don’t just take our word for it, here’s a list of some of the recent recognitions we have received as a result of “walking the walk” on DEI:

  • Chambers USA Awards 2023, Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution – Patricia Brown Holmes
  • Finalist Chambers USA Awards, Diversity & Inclusion:  Outstanding Firm (2023, 2021)
  • Vault's Top 150 Under 150 (2022 - 2023)
  • Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms Delivering Diversity Award (2022)
  • Exelon’s DEI Honor Roll (2021 - 2022)
  • Law 360 Top Ranked Firm for Diverse Attorney Workforce Nationwide (2018 - 2022)
  • McDonald’s EMPOWER Award (2022)
  • Ranked Top 10 for Most Diverse Equity Partnership by Law360 (2020 - 2023)
  • Vault’s Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For # 6 in Chicago (2022)
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Law Large Law Firms Commitment & Investment Award (2021)
  • Corporate Counsel Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards, Managing Partner of the Year – Patricia Brown Holmes, RSHC (2021)
  • Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion (2020)

We strive to be an equitable and inclusive workplace for all of our people, where each contributor is recognized, shows up authentically, and feels the investment of the organization in the individual's future. RSHC is a member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. 

For us, diversity, equity and inclusion begin with the names on our door, extends through our partnership and associate ranks, and informs our recruiting, staffing, and vendor choices. We believe that lawyers from different backgrounds provide a better perspective on the problems that our clients face. We are committed to serving our clients with superb lawyers who offer a variety of cultural, racial, and gender perspectives.  We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, nurturing, and advancing lawyers from all groups and walks of life and intend to maintain and expand our diverse and inclusive culture.

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Shalem Massey Speaking at ABA/TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program

RSHC Partner Shalem Massey will be a panelist at the October 24-25, 2019 ABA/TIPs program, “The Aviation Lawyer’s Operating Handbook:  Learning to Litigate, Navigate, and Communicate,” to be held in Washington, DC.  Shalem and his co-presenters will discuss the tripartite relationship, the issues which arise, and best practices at their session, “Keeping Formation:  Navigating the Relationship of Insured, Insurer, and Outside Counsel.”
 
The two-day CLE program for lawyers, in-house counsel, and insurance and industry executives will cover current and developing issues in aviation and space litigation and provide legal updates, practical tips, and trial tactics.
 

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