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    RSHC Promotes Business Attorney Nathan Howze to Partnership

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Nathan Howze (Business Transactions) to Partner, effective January 1, 2022. The Firm also added five partners through lateral hiring in 2021.
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    RSHC Partners Patricia Brown Holmes and Alan King Honored as Notable Black Executives

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes and Labor & Employment Practice Chair Alan King are among the prominent business and community leaders honored by Crain’s Chicago Business this week as Notable Black Leaders and Executives. Crain’s editors selected 71 Chicagoans who have not only reached prominent places in their own professions but have, this year, “seized the moment” of reckoning over systemic racism following the murder of George Floyd and redoubled their efforts to contribute to the Black community through service and philanthropy.
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    Former Federal Prosecutor Kalia Coleman Joins RSHC

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) welcomes new partner Kalia Coleman to our Government Enforcement, Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense practice. Coleman joins the firm following nearly six years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, where she most recently served as Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Division.
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    RSHC Secures Record Verdict and Complete Vindication for Eddie Bolden

    Twenty-seven years to the day that he was convicted of and soon thereafter sentenced to life in prison for crimes he did not commit, RSHC won complete and total vindication for Eddie Bolden. On Friday, October 29, 2021, a Chicago jury resoundingly rejected the defendants attempts to, yet again, deprive Eddie of justice. Twenty-eight times, once for every count against every defendant, the jury proclaimed Eddie’s innocence and the complicity of those who framed him. The jury awarded $25 million in compensatory damages, as well as $100,000 in punitive damages against each of the living defendants.
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    Shalem Massey and Jennifer Steeve Speakers at ABA Aviation and Space Law Committee Conference

    Shalem Massey and Jennifer Steeve are speaking at the October 28-29 ABA Cleared for Takeoff: Aviation Litigation in a Post-Pandemic World conference in Washington, DC. Shalem is moderating the “Elimination of Bias/Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession” panel.
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    RSHC Selected for 2021 Chicago Committee Diversity Award

    At the November 11 Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firm’s Annual Meeting, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila will receive the 2021 Commitment & Investment Award recognizing the firm’s accomplishments in diverse attorney recruitment and retention.
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    Sandy Musumeci Named 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyer

    We are proud to announce that RSHC Partner Sandy Musumeci has been selected as a 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense: White Collar.
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    RSHC Partners Georgia Alexakis and Kelly Warner Draw Lessons from DOJ Government Monitorship Guidance for Law360

    In a Law360 Expert Analysis, "What DOJ Gov't Monitoring Guidance Can Teach Companies," RSHC Partners Georgia Alexakis and Kelly Warner translate new DOJ guidance for monitoring civil settlement agreements and consent decrees to the investigations and compliance space.
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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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