RSHC in the news

    • November 2017

    Arthur Brown, Free After 29 Years for Wrongful Arson Conviction

    On Tuesday, November 14, Arthur Brown walked out of prison and into the arms of his family after serving over 29 years for a crime he did not commit. In an all too familiar story, Arthur was convicted based solely on a confession he gave after being beaten and choked by police officers. A team of lawyers from RSHC worked to free Arthur and unraveled the State’s case. After a lengthy hearing, RSHC lawyers convinced the Judge to vacate Arthur’s conviction. Kim Foxx and her staff dug into the facts and quickly dismissed the case.
    Full story: Arthur Brown, Free After 29 Years for Wrongful Arson Conviction
    • November 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes, Speaker at the NAWL 13th General Counsel Institute

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will speak at the November 9-10 National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 13th General Counsel Institute. The panel presentation, Using the Media to Litigate, will discuss the powerful influence of the media on law, both traditional journalism and social media.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, Speaker at the NAWL 13th General Counsel Institute
    • November 2017

    RSHC Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila has been named a Tier 1 firm in Chicago in four practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Eighth Edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm also earned a Tier 2 ranking in Chicago for Appellate Practice and a National Tier 1 and 2 ranking in two practice areas.
    Full story: RSHC Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”
    • October 2017

    Bob Riley, Moderating Transforming the Marketing Function 2017 Roundtable

    RSHC Partner, Bob Riley, will moderate a panel of CMOs and industry professionals, who will examine value-based pricing of legal services and evolving approaches to marketing and business development programs, on October 24 at the Metropolitan Club.
    Full story: Bob Riley, Moderating Transforming the Marketing Function 2017 Roundtable
    • October 2017

    Jake Kahn, Speaker at 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law

    RSHC Partner, Jake Kahn, will be leading the afternoon micro session, “Demystifying the Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Rule as Applied in the Futures Industry,” on November 3 at the 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
    Full story: Jake Kahn, Speaker at 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • October 2017

    Holmes and Safer Members of Coalition of Leaders to Bring Amazon HQ2 to Chicago

    On September 30, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner announced the formation of an unprecedented 600-person committee of public and private sector leaders to demonstrate Chicago is the best place for Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. Deputy Mayor Robert S. Rivkin, and Deputy Governor Leslie Munger, will lead the bid effort. Patricia Brown Holmes and Ron Safer are proud to be among the select business leaders, who will speak with a powerful and unified voice, to highlight Chicago’s many strengths and the value of doing business in Illinois.
    Full story: Holmes and Safer Members of Coalition of Leaders to Bring Amazon HQ2 to Chicago
    • September 2017

    Ronald Safer 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Honoree

    RSHC Partner, Ron Safer, has been selected as one of nine honorees of the 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award given by the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation.
    Full story: Ronald Safer 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Honoree
    • September 2017

    Chicago Wins Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Imposition of Unconstitutional Conditions on Federal Funding

    On Friday, September 15, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber enjoined the U.S. Attorney General from imposing new conditions on federal funding. If imposed, the new conditions would threaten the sovereignty of Chicago and undermine its commitment to embracing immigrants within its borders. In awarding preliminary relief against the U.S. Attorney General, the Court found that Chicago will likely succeed in demonstrating that the new conditions are unconstitutional at trial. The preliminary injunction applies nationwide to any jurisdiction seeking funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
    Full story: Chicago Wins Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Imposition of Unconstitutional Conditions on Federal Funding
    • September 2017

    Safer Argues City of Chicago Faces an “Unconstitutional Choice"

    On Monday, September 11, RSHC Partner, Ronald Safer, asked U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber for a nation-wide injunction to stop the Trump Administration from denying law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities
    Full story: Safer Argues City of Chicago Faces an “Unconstitutional Choice"