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:

  • Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in multiple different categories (2024)
  • Chambers USA Awards 2023, Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution – Patricia Brown Holmes
  • Finalist Chambers USA Awards, Diversity & Inclusion:  Outstanding Firm (2023, 2021)
  • BTI Client Service A-Team Top 100 List (2024, 2023)
  • Commitment & Investment Award from The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms (2023, 2022, 2021)
  • Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization Diversity Partnership Award (2023)
  • Top 100 Social Impact Leader by Law360 (2023)
  • Inaugural Top Legal Employers in Leadership – DEI Award from Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (2023)
  • Vault’s Top 150 Under 150 (2021-2023)
  • Delivering Diversity Award from The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms (2022)
  • Midsize Client Service Masters by BTI Consulting (2022)
  • Exelon’s DEI Honor Roll (2022, 2021)
  • Pro Bono Leader by Law360 (2022)
  • McDonald’s EMPOWER Award (2022)
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in multiple different categories (2021)
  • Top Law Firm for Client Service During the Pandemic by BTI Consulting Group (2021)
  • Corporate Counsel Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards, Managing Partner of the Year – Patricia Brown Holmes (2021)
  • National “Midsize Heavyweight” by BTI Consulting (2020)
  • Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion (2020)
  • Vault’s Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For, top 25 in multiple categories, including two #1 rankings (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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Patricia Brown Holmes’ Second Interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In her October 12, 2015 Chicago Bar Association Justice & Law Weekly interview with RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes, former CBA President, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed about being an advocate for women’s rights. 
Enjoy listening to the entire 30-minute interview or various short segments here.

Part 1: Full Segment


Segment 1: The U.S. women’s movement was revived in the late ‘60s. Justice Ginsburg shares with Patricia Brown Holmes what led her in the direction her life would then take for the next decade.


Segment 2: Justice Ginsburg talks about her many allies and partners, the ACLU, and stereotypes about men and women with Patricia Brown Holmes.


Segment 3: Justice Ginsburg tells Patricia Brown Holmes about her 1980 U.S. Court of Appeals appointment and how two presidents changed the face of the U.S. Judiciary.


Segment 4: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks about her confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court and the bipartisan spirit of Congress at the time with Patricia Brown Holmes.


Segment 5: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Patricia Brown Holmes discuss the meaning of the “Ginsburg rule.”


Segment 6: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals how she manages the huge amount of reading required by her work to Patricia Brown Holmes.


Segment 7: Justice Ginsburg shares with Patricia Brown Holmes the “just do it” attitude and advice of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, whom Justice Ginsburg regarded as a big sister.


Segment 8: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals to Patricia Brown Holmes an ongoing “sisterhood” tradition that began when she announced her first SCOTUS opinion.


Segment 9: Justice Ginsburg shares memories about her dear friend Justice Antonin Scalia, and what they had in common, with Patricia Brown Holmes.


Segment 10: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains case assignments and the process of assigning dissents to Patricia Brown Holmes.


Segment 11: Justice Ginsburg opens up with Patricia Brown Holmes about how gender discrimination harms both men and women.


Segment 12: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals her “not yet” plan to retire with Patricia Brown Holmes.