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    Patricia Brown Holmes Speaker at Garret and CCI Corporate Social Conscience Program

    Patricia Brown Holmes will be speaking at the September 22-24 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Corporate Social Conscience virtual event. Prominent speakers who help shape the current legal markets will discuss corporate and securities law including M&A, corporate governance, and SEC updates.
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    Raymond Rushing Joins the 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

    Join us in congratulating RSHC’s Raymond Rushing as he joins the distinguished ranks of Law Bulletin Media’s 40 Under Forty list as part of the class of 2021.
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    RSHC Named to Exelon’s 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Honor Roll

    RSHC is honored to be named to Exelon’s 2021 DEI Honor Roll and recognized as a legal business partner advancing shared values and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes Honored by Corporate Counsel as ‘Managing Partner of the Year’

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes is being honored as a “Managing Partner of the Year” by the Corporate Counsel’s annual Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards program. These awards honor general counsel, in-house leaders and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law. In recognizing Judge Holmes, the WIPL selection committee noted her role in shaping RSHC’s culture and designing explicit policies that ensure accountability on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Under her leadership, the firm has been recognized by Chambers as “a true diversity and inclusion pioneer for the profession” and was recently noted in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot Report for having one of industry’s the most diverse equity partnerships.
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    RSHC Recognized as a Diversity Leader by Law360

    Law360’s annual Diversity Snapshot Report recognizes RSHC as a Top 5 law firm for the most diverse attorney workforce nationwide for firms with 100 or fewer attorneys. RSHC outpaces peers for creating pathways to advancement from all groups and walks of life. Diversity, equity, are core founding principles on which RSHC was built. While we are grateful for the recognition and congratulate the other firms on Law360’s list, we recognize our efforts at improving DEI in the legal profession are only just getting started.
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    Louis Klapp Named Crain’s 2021 Notable LGBTQ Executive

    We are delighted to share that RSHC Partner Louis Klapp has been named a 2021 Notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain’s Chicago Business for his significant contributions in the legal industry and his pro bono practice advancing LGBTQ and civil rights. In addition to his active intellectual property litigation practice, Louis sits on the firm’s Recruiting and Development Committee, and he supervises the RSHC Summer Institute Program, which promotes the development of diverse college students. Join us in congratulating Louis!
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    Noted Litigator Keyonn Pope Joins RSHC

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) welcomes new partner Keyonn Pope to the firm’s intellectual property and litigation practices. Pope, who was recently recognized by Bloomberg Law as one of 40 outstanding young attorneys nationwide, is a tech-savvy litigator relied upon by clients to represent their brands in bet-the-company patent and trademark litigation and other complex and high-stakes commercial disputes. He has tried patent cases in many hotbed jurisdictions including E.D. Va., E.D. Texas, Delaware, and N.D. Cal.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes Speaking on ABA Panel About What Comes Next, Post-Pandemic

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will be a panelist on the July 29, 2021 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession: Returning to the Law Office … Or Not webinar. After 16 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a distinguished panel will discuss what comes next, post-pandemic – how to decide, new rules, changes in expectations, and the effect on recruiting.
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    Josh Lee panelist at Perrin Mass Tort Litigation Conference

    RSHC Partner Josh Lee will be a panelist on the “Class Action, MDL or Bankruptcy: What is the Best Option for Global Resolution?” at the June 24 Perrin Mass Tort Litigation Conference virtual event. Topics covered will be the history of mass tort resolution of current and contingent liabilities, changes in class certification, and the advancements and disadvantages of global resolution.
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    Josh Lee serves as featured panelist at Black In-House Counsel “Elevating Black Excellence” Summit

    RSHC Partner Josh Lee is the featured products liability and mass torts panelist at the June 17 Black In-House Counsel (BIHC) Elevating Black Excellence Regional Summit virtual event. Josh will provide an overview of considerations for high-stakes products liability and mass tort cases as well as explore how changes in technology and the events of 2020 will impact litigation and trials.
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    Raymond Rushing New CCBA Vice President of Committee on Committees

    RSHC congratulates and celebrates Raymond Rushing’s dedicated leadership and commitment to the Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) and his installation as the new Vice President of Committee on Committees. For a second time, Raymond has been awarded the Presidential Award (2018, 2021) and Meritorious Service Award (2017, 2021) for his dedicated service. He received the Junior Counselor Award in 2019.
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    Patricia Brown Homes Shares What Law Firm Leaders Learned During the Pandemic

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes answers five questions about lessons learned during the pandemic.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes Selected to Law360 Editorial Advisory Board

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes has been selected to serve on Law360’s 2021 Hospitality Editorial Advisory Board. The nine-member board provides feedback on Law360’s reporting around legal issues impacting the hospitality industry and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage.
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    King, McCoy, Perry, and Randolph Named 2020 Notable Minorities in Law by Crain’s

    Congratulations to four RSHC Partners, Alan King, Joseph McCoy, Rod Perry, and Simone Randolph, on their recognition as 2020 Notable Minorities in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. They are among 56 Chicago area professionals honored for their professional achievements, leadership, and service to others. All those selected demonstrate the ability and power to effect change, serve as a role model or mentor, and actively participate in the greater Chicago community.
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    Bob Riley Speaking at 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Virtual Conference - Diversity & Inclusion Panel

    RSHC Founding Partner Bob Riley is speaking at the 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Conference on December 4. Bob will discuss how the professional excellence that clients demand requires teams that are authentically diverse and inclusive. This is not a numbers game. It is a fundamental premise that must permeate talent development and professional opportunity at every level of a law firm.
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