RSHC in the news

    • September 2020

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up to RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes In Revealing Two-Part Interview

    In a September 29, 2015 two-part Chicago Bar Association Justice and Law Weekly interview, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared with RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes, former CBA President, how she became the “Notorious RBG.” Enjoy listening to the entire 30-minute interview, or various short segments here.
    Full story: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up to RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes In Revealing Two-Part Interview
    • September 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Speaker at Leadership Illinois POM Conference

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will present “Women Leaders — Taking Charge After Leaning In” to the Leadership Illinois Class of 2020 Fellows at the September 23-25 “Power of the Marketplace” Virtual Conference.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Speaker at Leadership Illinois POM Conference
    • September 2020

    Renowned Employment Litigator Alan King Joins RSHC as Chair of Labor & Employment

    RSHC Partner Alan King brings more than three decades of experience serving clients to his new role leading the Labor & Employment group at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila. King is an accomplished trial lawyer who handles high-stakes cases for businesses, a skilled mediator in employment-related disputes, and a respected voice on issues of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
    Full story: Renowned Employment Litigator Alan King Joins RSHC as Chair of Labor & Employment
    • September 2020

    Valarie Hays, Sondra Hemeryck, and Kelly Warner Recognized Among Chicago’s Notable Women In Law 2020

    RSHC Partners Valarie Hays, Sondra Hemeryck, and Kelly Warner were selected as three of Chicago’s Notable Women in Law 2020 by Crain’s Chicago Business. Crain’s recognized 124 legal industry leaders who demonstrate professional excellence and serve as role models and mentors. We thank Val, Sondra, and Kelly for their extraordinary leadership and dedication to equality of opportunity and advancement for all.
    Full story: Valarie Hays, Sondra Hemeryck, and Kelly Warner Recognized Among Chicago’s Notable Women In Law 2020
    • September 2020

    RSHC Recognized As One of the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships by Law360

    RSHC named to the Top 10 in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot Report for law firms having the most diverse equity partnerships. In RSHC’s category of law firms with under 100 attorneys, RSHC was recognized as a leading firm for outpacing legal industry peers for creating opportunities and building a partnership with more diverse talent and perspectives.
    Full story: RSHC Recognized As One of the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships by Law360
    • September 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes authors Law360 Essay on Improving Diversity in BigLaw

    In RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes Law360 essay, “BigLaw Cannot Reap Diversity Rewards Without Inclusion,” she shares her perspective and impresses that the first step to advancing diversity is to start listening to colleagues at all levels.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes authors Law360 Essay on Improving Diversity in BigLaw
    • September 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Featured in Law360 Diversity Snapshot Video: As Told By Black Law Firm Leaders

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes was featured in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot video where she shares insights on creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. To make this “a movement and not a moment,” everyone needs to be able to come to work every day and bring their authentic self, without judgment, fear, or rejection.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Featured in Law360 Diversity Snapshot Video: As Told By Black Law Firm Leaders
    • July 2020

    ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

    RSHC’s Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson were featured in the July 2020 edition of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar newsletter. Alexander and Anderson authored a synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the historic case which marked a significant victory in the battle for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. In Bostock, the United State Supreme Court directly addressed whether an employer could terminate an employee because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, holding that “an employer who intentionally treats a person worse because of sex—such as by firing the person for actions or attributes it would tolerate in an individual of another sex—discriminates against that person in violation of Title VII.”
    Full story: ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia
    • July 2020

    Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides broad privacy restrictions applicable to the data of EU citizens wherever they may reside. This regulation complicates discovery in cross-border disputes, particularly involving the personal data of EU citizens. In her recently penned Bench & Bar article, RSHC’s Brittney L. Denley examines how U.S. courts have handled the invocation of the GDPR and affirmed that it will not provide a safe harbor in which parties may seek refuge from U.S. litigation discovery obligations.
    Full story: Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery
    • July 2020

    RSHC Named Among Chicago’s Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion 2020

    Crain’s Chicago Business has recognized RSHC among Chicago’s Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion 2020 in the legal profession. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of RSHC and a mission-critical assignment. RSHC strives to be an inclusive workplace for all of its people. #ProudtobeRSHC and to Support Our LGBTQIA+ Family.
    Full story: RSHC Named Among Chicago’s Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion 2020
    • 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
    • January 2020

    Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Leslie D. Davis ARDC Review Board Member

    RSHC is proud to announce that Partner Leslie D. Davis has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) Review Board, which investigates and prosecutes allegations of lawyer wrongdoing in Illinois. Leslie’s appointment began January 10, 2020 and expires December 31, 2021.
    Full story: Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Leslie D. Davis ARDC Review Board Member
    • January 2020

    Simone A. Randolph, Editorial Profile in Leading Lawyers

    From a young age RSHC Partner Simone Randolph knew she “wanted to use the law to avoid conflicts, to bring people together for a common goal.” Hard work, organization, proactive communication, and anticipation of client needs enables her to run multiple complex real estate and financing deals across the country on the day to day. Grateful to and inspired by her mentors, she also possesses a true passion for the development of junior colleagues and diversity in the legal profession.
    Full story: Simone A. Randolph, Editorial Profile in Leading Lawyers
    • December 2019

    Career of Powerhouse Chicago Lawyer and Former Judge Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes is currently being featured in a December 29 Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight sharing what it took for her to get where she is today.
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    • December 2019

    Holmes Named 2019 Notable Minority in Accounting, Consulting & Law

    RSHC is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, has been recognized as a 2019 Notable Minority in Accounting, Consulting & Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. An inspirational leader, Patricia “leads from the front,” and encourages others to dream, learn, do, and become more. Patricia teaches others to overcome obstacles, tear down walls, and break through glass ceilings with unparalleled grace, dignity, and humility. We are honored to call her our Managing Partner.
    Full story: Holmes Named 2019 Notable Minority in Accounting, Consulting & Law