RSHC in the news

    • May 2020

    RSHC to Present Webinar for Lloyd's Market Association

    RSHC Attorneys Edward Casmere, Jennifer Steeve, Jeff Morof, Shalem Massey, Meghan McMeel, and Jeff Williams will be hosting an online webinar on June 8, 2020 for the Lloyd's Market Association on “Social Inflation, Punitive Damages, and U.S. Litigation Trends: Where are claims and verdicts headed?”
    Full story: RSHC to Present Webinar for Lloyd's Market Association
    • May 2020

    Ed Casmere Moderates ABA TIPS COVID-19 Webinar

    Products Liability Partner Ed Casmere moderated the “COVID-19: Facts, Myths and Hypotheses” webinar hosted on May 20 by the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee. Dr. Michele Carbone, a former National Institutes of Health Fellow in viral pathogenesis, provided an update on the latest medical and scientific evidence around COVID-19, followed by a Q&A session.
    Full story: Ed Casmere Moderates ABA TIPS COVID-19 Webinar
    • May 2020

    Chicago Lawyer Magazine Features Shandice Sluch

    Shandice Sluch recently discussed how her observation and predictive skills from playing Division I volleyball at South Carolina State University help her in preparing for litigation with Chicago Lawyer magazine. A childhood dream, Shandice plans to blend her passion for fashion with law by practicing trademark and copyright law in the fashion industry.
    Full story: Chicago Lawyer Magazine Features Shandice Sluch
    • May 2020

    RSHC Honored as “Midsize Heavyweight” by BTI Consulting

    Legal industry consultants BTI Consulting Group have honored RSHC as one of just 37 midsize firms nationwide that business clients say give them “the same level of confidence and reliability as the big firms.” In the Midsize Heavyweight list released this week, BTI notes that these firms “are uber-responsive, dig deep, hard, and fast to find the answers” and that clients look to them “for a wide variety of risky, delicate, and thorny matters – including highly customized advice about reopening and related issues.”
    Full story: RSHC Honored as “Midsize Heavyweight” by BTI Consulting
    • May 2020

    Bruce Wagman Speaker at NJC Animal Law: Livestock Webcast

    On May 20 RSHC’s Bruce Wagman will present to judges nationwide through the National Judicial College, a webcast summarizing the exemplary state laws addressing the use and treatment of animals raised for food. This is the tenth in a series of animal law judicial educational sessions supported by RSHC’s work, providing legal education covering a variety of topics in the growing field of animal law.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Speaker at NJC Animal Law: Livestock Webcast
    • May 2020

    Kelly Warner Speaker at MER Conference, Offers Insights on Preparing for Rule 30(b)(6) Records Custodian Depositions

    RSHC Partner Kelly Warner will be a speaker at the May 5, 2020 MER Conference Virtual session, “Preparing for Your Rule 30(b)(6) Records Custodian Deposition.” The panel will discuss how records custodians should prepare to testify to avoid potential traps and pitfalls, in particular in the context of a challenge to the sufficiency of a party’s document production.
    Full story: Kelly Warner Speaker at MER Conference, Offers Insights on Preparing for Rule 30(b)(6) Records Custodian Depositions
    • April 2020

    CARES Act and Title IX and Title VI Compliance: Considerations for Independent and Faith-Based Schools Receiving Funds

    Independent and faith-based schools applying for and receiving Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) funds should be mindful that as recipients of federal funds, they need to comply with certain federal nondiscrimination laws, including Title IX and Title VI. COVID-19 has created new and complex legal issues for the education community with obtaining and utilizing government funding opportunities under the CARES Act.
    Full story: CARES Act and Title IX and Title VI Compliance: Considerations for Independent and Faith-Based Schools Receiving Funds
    • April 2020

    Craig Jeffrey Selected for Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board

    RSHC is proud to announce that Craig Jeffrey, a real estate partner with two decades of experience, has been selected to serve as a member of Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board. Craig looks forward to supporting Law360 in improving its news coverage.
    Full story: Craig Jeffrey Selected for Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board
    • April 2020

    Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Valarie Hays on Nursing Home Liability Risks

    Partner Valarie Hays, a former federal prosecutor, offers insights into how nursing home and assisted living operators can prepare for the increased scrutiny they face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased civil and criminal enforcement actions.
    Full story: Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Valarie Hays on Nursing Home Liability Risks
    • April 2020

    Greg Curtner Celebrating 50 Years In Practice, Editorial Profile in Michigan Leading Lawyers

    Congratulations to RSHC Partner Greg Curtner on 50 years of dedication to the practice of law. Greg has focused on being a champion for the legal profession and mentoring future generations of lawyers. Enjoy reading his Michigan Leading Lawyers editorial profile about his successful legal career filled with an array of high-profile lawsuits and interesting antitrust and sports law cases. Read more
    Full story: Greg Curtner Celebrating 50 Years In Practice, Editorial Profile in Michigan Leading Lawyers
    • April 2020

    Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner on COVID-19 and Compliance: Lessons from Great Recession

    Reflecting on lessons learned from the 2007-09 Great Recession, RSHC Partners Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner share eight recommendations in their Law360 commentary to help compliance officers who need to do more with less.
    Full story: Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner on COVID-19 and Compliance: Lessons from Great Recession
    • April 2020

    SCOTUS: Was Age a Factor? Federal Employees May Recover with Less Than But-For Showing

    On April 6, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Babb v. Wilkie that a federal worker aged 40 and older only needs to show age discrimination was a consideration in a unfavorable employment-related decision to seek relief against the federal government. The Court’s decision does not apply to private, state, and local government employees, but there are key takeaways for all employers.
    Full story: SCOTUS: Was Age a Factor? Federal Employees May Recover with Less Than But-For Showing
    • April 2020

    RSHC Senior Partners Recognized in Lawdragon's Top 500 Lawyers in America

    RSHC congratulates Joe Cancila, Patricia Brown Holmes, Joseph McCoy, Bob Riley, and Ron Safer for being recognized among the Top 500 Lawyers in America. This extraordinary benchmark of professional excellence comes from Lawdragon, a leading publisher of legal industry insights and news.
    Full story: RSHC Senior Partners Recognized in Lawdragon's Top 500 Lawyers in America
    • April 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Limelight in Lawdragon 500

    Born determined and with a deep competitive drive, RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes is a natural leader. She's also an innovator. This recent feature in Lawdragon 500 magazine highlights her journey to becoming the first African-American female founder and managing partner of a major national law firm and her relentless focus on THE NOW.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Limelight in Lawdragon 500
    • April 2020

    Expedited Bond Process for At-Risk, Non-Violent Inmates

    RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen spoke with the ABA Journal about the urgency of Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy K. Martin’s order to make COVID-19 based jail motions for at-risk, non-violent inmates.
    Full story: Expedited Bond Process for At-Risk, Non-Violent Inmates