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:

  • Vault's Top 150 Under 150 (2022 - 2023)
  • Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms Delivering Diversity Award (2022)
  • McDonald’s EMPOWER Award (2022)
  • Vault’s Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For # 6 in Chicago (2022)
  • Law 360 Top Ranked Firm for Diverse Attorney Workforce Nationwide (2018 – 2022) 
  • Ranked Top 10 for Most Diverse Equity Partnership by Law360 (2021 - 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)
  • Exelon’s DEI Honor Roll (2021)
  • Finalist for Chambers Outstanding Firm for D&I Award (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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16 RSHC Partners Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

Congratulations to RSHC’s 16 partners recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in 11 practice areas and three geographic regions. The Best Lawyers list was first published in 1983 and is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

RSHC is pleased to share our 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list:

Joseph A. Cancila - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Edward Casmere - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Matthew C. Crowl - Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar
Gregory L. Curtner - Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, and Sports Law
Matthew J. Fischer - Appellate Practice and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
James P. Gaughan - Commercial Litigation
Patricia Brown Holmes - Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar
Alan S. King – Employment Law – Management
Joshua D. Lee - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Keyonn L. Pope - Trade Secrets Law
Thomas B. Quinn - Commercial Litigation
Robert H. Riley - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Ronald S. Safer - Bet-the-Company Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar
Jack Theis - Criminal Defense: White Collar
Brian O’Connor Watson - Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey R. Williams - Product Liability Litigation – Defendants