RSHC in the news

    • March 2021

    Judges Launch New DEI Program, Patricia Brown Holmes Leads Civil Procedures Session

    The Illinois Judges Association (IJA) and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2Civility) are launching a three-part educational series, “Building Confidence in Our Legal System,” aimed at addressing racial disparities and other equity issues in Illinois’ legal system. RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will lead the March 11 session, “Civil Procedures.”
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    • March 2021

    Valarie Hays Panelist at Harvard Law Society of Illinois Webinar, Year of the Pandemic – Maintaining Motivation

    RSHC Partner and HLS Board Member Valarie Hays will be a panelist at the March 4 webinar, “Maintaining Motivation in the Heart of the Pandemic.” With the one-year mark approaching, the insightful panel discussion will be followed by lively conversation filled with helpful advice, relatable stories, and useful tips for preserving one’s health.
    Full story: Valarie Hays Panelist at Harvard Law Society of Illinois Webinar, Year of the Pandemic – Maintaining Motivation
    • February 2021

    Nick Kahlon presents on “Trade Secrets: Navigating The Wild, Wild West of Protection, Enforcement, and Damages”

    Nick Kahlon will present to the Association of Corporate Counsel on “Trade Secrets: Navigating The Wild, Wild West of Protection, Enforcement, and Damages.” The presentation will include an in depth discussion of successful tactics in trade secrets litigation, damages theories, and complementary tools for effective dispute resolution.
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    • February 2021

    NBA YLD Power Hour with Patricia Brown Holmes

    The National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is spotlighting RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes at their February 25 Power Hour fireside chat. As part of an ongoing series of engaging conversations between young lawyers and established leaders, this Q&A will focus on Judge Holmes’ experience in the legal profession and her advice for those beginning to climb the career ladder.
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    • February 2021

    Bruce Wagman and Brandy Kuentzel present on “Community Cats Programs in California” at the California Animal Welfare Association

    RSHC attorney and San Francisco SPCA General Counsel will be discussing what encompasses operating a legally compliant community cat program (CCP) in California. There will be an in depth discussion on the legalities of community cats in California, ways to standardize CCPs across the state to uplift communities who do not yet have them, avoid legal challenges in CCPs communities, and ways to defend CCPs if they are ever legally challenged.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman and Brandy Kuentzel present on “Community Cats Programs in California” at the California Animal Welfare Association
    • December 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Featured on Bloomberg’s Black Lawyers Speak, Episode 1, Uncommon Law

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes shares some candid stories from her groundbreaking career as part of the Bloomberg Industry Group five-episode narrative podcast project, “Uncommon Law.” Her experiences, along with those of other Black lawyers at elite law firms, offer important reminders about the past and great hopes for the future as the legal profession embraces diversity, inclusion and change.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Featured on Bloomberg’s Black Lawyers Speak, Episode 1, Uncommon Law
    • December 2020

    Yakov Wiegmann Presenting at Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada Webinar

    On December 16, RSHC Partner Yakov Wiegmann will provide an overview of the Johnson v. Monsanto California appellate decision. The discussion will address the limitations on plaintiffs’ ability to recover damages for future pain and suffering.
    Full story: Yakov Wiegmann Presenting at Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada Webinar
    • December 2020

    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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    • November 2020

    Meghan McMeel Speaking at Law & Economics Center Civil Justice Fest

    On November 16, RSHC Partner Meghan McMeel will be an LEC panelist discussing “The Role of Courts in Managing New Theories of Remedies: The Debates on Medical Financing, Social Inflation, Phantom Damages, and Other Emerging Trends.” The LEC Civil Justice Fest is a month of dialogues about America’s rapidly changing civil justice environment.
    Full story: Meghan McMeel Speaking at Law & Economics Center Civil Justice Fest
    • November 2020

    Meghan McMeel Co-Chair of Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Virtual Conference 2020

    RSHC Partner Meghan McMeel is Co-Chair of the 29th Annual ABA Toxic Tort and Environment Law Conference (TTEL) on November 10. Panels will take a condensed look at the legal developments affecting three hot topics: Cannabis, E-Cigarettes, and Glyphosate.
    Full story: Meghan McMeel Co-Chair of Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Virtual Conference 2020
    • October 2020

    RSHC and FTI Insights on COVID-era Government Investigations and Enforcement

    RSHC Partner and former federal prosecutor Ryan Poscablo is moderating a virtual panel discussion, "A New Era of Investigations: Stimulus Funding and Global Enforcement" on Tuesday, October 27. Joining Ryan for this important conversation are RSHC's Kelly Warner and Allison Siebeneck, along with Nicole Wells and David Okhumale from the business advisory firm FTI Consulting.
    Full story: RSHC and FTI Insights on COVID-era Government Investigations and Enforcement
    • October 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Moderating Chicago Legal Market Conference Talent Opportunities and Challenges Panel

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will moderate the corporate counsel and law firm managing partners panel, “Talent Opportunities and Challenges,” at the October 14 Ninth Annual Chicago Legal Market Conference 2020. She will guide the panel discussion about changing culture and addressing racial inequality at law firms.
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    • September 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes’ Second Interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    In her October 12, 2015 Chicago Bar Association Justice & Law Weekly interview with RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes, former CBA President, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed about being an advocate for women’s rights. Enjoy listening to the entire 30-minute interview or various short segments here.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes’ Second Interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    • 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