RSHC in the news

    • March 2019

    Feminist Hit Music and How It Inspired Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes was the special guest on the March 15 Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll retrospective podcast hosted by Radio Dave Milberg featuring 30 Feminist Hit Singles Before Their Time between the 1950’s and 1990’s. The history and snippets of thirty (30) hit songs about female empowerment by Aretha Franklin (Respect), Helen Reddy (I am Woman), Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive), and more were remembered for their strong and positive impact.
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    • February 2019

    Patricia Brown Holmes Made History

    Patricia Brown Holmes made history when she was elected RSHC’s first Managing Partner in April 2018. She is the first and currently the only African-American woman to head a national law firm that is not women- or minority-owned. RSHC is a top ranked firm for gender and racial diversity.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Made History
    • February 2019

    Craig D. Jeffrey, Editorial Profile in Leading Lawyers

    Whether a land sale, lease, or financing with a fast-paced lifecycle, Craig Jeffrey brings order to chaos, creates the roadmap, and then executes the plan. Through the lens of his parents, who were small business owners, he saw the important role a lawyer played in helping businesses and communities thrive. Enjoy reading what Craig’s planning and a little serendipity have led to in the January 2019 Leading Lawyers Magazine—Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition.
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    • January 2019

    In Leslie Davis’ Words—'Know Better, Do Better’ and ‘No Second Chance,’ Chicago Lawyer Articles

    RSHC Partner and mother Leslie D. Davis was inspired by ‘Scared Straight’ to harness resources available to her (judges, lawyers, and colleagues) and put them to work. She put together a day-long mentorship program called ‘No Second Chance’ to give seven young men a front row seat of the justice system and hear from people who could share the reality of incarceration.
    Full story: In Leslie Davis’ Words—'Know Better, Do Better’ and ‘No Second Chance,’ Chicago Lawyer Articles
    • December 2018

    RSHC ANNOUNCES THE ELECTION OF FOUR NEW PARTNERS

    RSHC is very pleased to announce that Deborah Bone, Tal Chaiken, Layla Dotson Lumpkin, and Laura Kleinman Malhotra have been elected new partners effective January 1, 2019.
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    • December 2018

    Patricia Brown Holmes Leads a Group of New Am Law 200 Leaders Heading Into 2019

    RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes leads a group of new Am Law 200 Leaders heading into 2019 per LAW.COM—Patricia Brown Holmes was elected RSHC’s first Managing Partner in April 2018. She is the first and currently the only African-American women to head a national law firm that is not minority- or women-owned.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Leads a Group of New Am Law 200 Leaders Heading Into 2019
    • November 2018

    Kahlon, Lee, and Seale, Driving Change, 2018 Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers

    Congratulations to RSHC Partners, Nick Kahlon, Josh Lee, and Merili Seale, on their recognition by Crain’s Chicago Business as 2018 Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers. They are problem solvers who think outside the box, and who advance the causes of justice and equality through their practices and pro bono work.
    Full story: Kahlon, Lee, and Seale, Driving Change, 2018 Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers
    • November 2018

    Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2018 - RSHC #5 in Small Workplace Category

    It’s all about a company’s culture! A first-time entry, RSHC was awarded 5th place out of 65 small companies recognized at the Chicago Tribune 9th Annual Top Workplaces 2018 Awards Celebration held November 1. Top workplaces believe in collaboration, opportunities for growth, and diversity. Congratulations to everyone at RSHC who makes a difference!
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    • August 2018

    Holmes Promotes “Authenticity” in Front of a Jury

    According to a soon-to-be released survey of 3,000 lawyers by Joan Williams, University of California at Hastings law professor, there is a double standard for women lawyers expressing anger at work or in the courtroom when it’s justified. About to begin a six-to-eight-week federal trial, RSHC Managing Partner, former judge, and prosecutor, Patricia Brown Holmes shared, “… earn the trust of the judge and jury and show them that their stereotypes are wrong. One way that I do that is authenticity.”
    Full story: Holmes Promotes “Authenticity” in Front of a Jury
    • July 2018

    Chicago Victory Protects Status as Welcoming City

    On Friday, July 27, Judge Leinenweber of the Northern District of Illinois entered a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration’s attempts to force the City of Chicago’s cooperation with federal immigration enforcement efforts as a condition of receiving federal grant funding. The Court’s injunction invalidates three conditions that the Administration imposed on Byrne JAG funding, and will allow Chicago to receive and use these critical funds for local law enforcement efforts.
    Full story: Chicago Victory Protects Status as Welcoming City
    • July 2018

    Dalenberg, Holmes, and Warner Named Among Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers 2018

    Breaking boundaries, leading by example, and committed to making a difference, RSHC Partners Heidi Dalenberg, Patricia Brown Holmes, and Kelly Warner were selected as three of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business. Crain’s recognized 150 legal industry leaders who have served with distinction for decades, demonstrate the power to effect change, and serve as role models and mentors to others. Join us in congratulating Heidi, Patricia, and Kelly, and thanking them for their leadership and dedication to our clients and RSHC.
    Full story: Dalenberg, Holmes, and Warner Named Among Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers 2018
    • July 2018

    Patricia Brown Holmes Named A Savoy 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyer

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers list, the “best of the best” of Black lawyers within leading national law firms and corporate and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations. Join us in congratulating Patricia and all those selected for their professionalism, protection of rights, and community service.
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    • July 2018

    Layla Dotson Lumpkin Selected A 2018 National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

    RSHC Associate Layla Dotson Lumpkin has been selected to the 2018 National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and recognized for her leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as an outstanding black lawyer younger than the age of 40. Only 40 black lawyers and non-black attorneys that promote diversity from each state are selected for membership each year. Please join RSHC in congratulating Layla on this well-deserved recognition.
    Full story: Layla Dotson Lumpkin Selected A 2018 National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    • July 2018

    The Profit in Nonprofits, Best Lawyers Editorial by Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes shares her opinions and experience with volunteering in nonprofits in Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Summer Edition 2018 editorial article, “The Profit in Nonprofits.” Volunteer organizations are the lifeblood of the legal profession. Lawyers must participate in nonprofits to help shape the future.
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    • July 2018

    Cheryl Walker Chair of St. Louis Poet Laureate Selection Committee

    RSHC Of Counsel (and poet) Cheryl D. S. Walker has been appointed Chair of the eight-person task force to select the second St. Louis Poet Laureate. The selected candidate will serve a two-year term and promote the art of poetry and encourage literacy and learning throughout the St. Louis region. Nominations from the public are being accepted through July 20.
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