RSHC in the news

    • 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
    • August 2020

    Ron Safer, Matt Crowl and Team Attacked Leaders of Gangster Disciples - A Lasting Gift to the City of Chicago

    Twenty-five years ago today (August 31) marks the takedown of the 39 top leaders of the Gangster Disciples (GD) including Larry Hoover, the gang’s undisputed leader. The GDs were the largest monolithic gang in the nation responsible for hundreds of murders and hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal drug sales. This was the most ambitious assault on any major gang in the nation’s history. Ron Safer, together with his partner Matt Crowl, led a team of law enforcement officers that developed a strategy to target the leaders of the gang who got rich using children to sell their drugs and wield their weapons.
    Full story: Ron Safer, Matt Crowl and Team Attacked Leaders of Gangster Disciples - A Lasting Gift to the City of Chicago
    • August 2020

    August 24 Wrongful Conviction Podcast with Jason Flom – Kristine Bunch, Narrated by Ron Safer and Kristine Bunch

    RSHC Partner Ron Safer and Kristine Bunch retell the heartbreaking story of Kristine’s 3-year-old son’s death and her wrongful conviction and 17-year incarceration for arson and murder based on false evidence. The podcast describes the long and winding road Kristine’s legal team, including Kelly Warner and Art Mitzel, took to win her freedom and prove no crime was committed. The Wrongful Conviction Podcasts with Jason Flom are produced to raise public awareness, educate, and inspire action.
    Full story: August 24 Wrongful Conviction Podcast with Jason Flom – Kristine Bunch, Narrated by Ron Safer and Kristine Bunch
    • August 2020

    "Tips For Protecting Privilege In Remote Internal Investigations" by Patricia Brown Holmes, Kelly Warner, and Andrew Wu published in Law360.

    RSHC Attorneys Patricia Brown Holmes, Kelly Warner, and Andrew Wu, co-authored "Tips For Protecting Privilege In Remote Internal Investigations" which was published in Law 360 on August 20, 2020.
    Full story: "Tips For Protecting Privilege In Remote Internal Investigations" by Patricia Brown Holmes, Kelly Warner, and Andrew Wu published in Law360.
    • July 2020

    Bruce Wagman Secures Victory for the Humane Society

    RSHC’s Bruce Wagman has secured another victory on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States. This time, the win comes in the form of successfully defending the constitutionality of San Francisco’s ban on the sale of fur. Last week a federal judge dismissed the fur industry’s challenge to the ban finding that the fur industry had failed to present a valid legal theory for why San Francisco’s law was unconstitutional.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Secures Victory for the Humane Society
    • 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
    • July 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Named to Illinois Judicial Conference COVID-19 Task Force

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes has been chosen to serve on the Illinois Judicial Conference’s COVID-19 task force to guide the court system through its court-reopening processes. The 14-member team comprised of judges and lawyers from different practice areas and different communities will evaluate and make recommendations about technology options for jury selection and trials and remote proceedings while maintaining due process and safety during the pandemic.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Named to Illinois Judicial Conference COVID-19 Task Force
    • May 2020

    Chicago Lawyer Magazine Features Shandice Sluch

    Shandice Sluch recently discussed how her observation and predictive skills from playing Division I volleyball at South Carolina State University help her in preparing for litigation with Chicago Lawyer magazine. A childhood dream, Shandice plans to blend her passion for fashion with law by practicing trademark and copyright law in the fashion industry.
    Full story: Chicago Lawyer Magazine Features Shandice Sluch
    • 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
    • March 2020

    RSHC Founder, Ron Safer, featured in Chicago Sun Times

    RSHC Founding Partner Ron Safer, a former federal prosecutor, was featured in a recent Chicago Sun Times article about the First Step Act.
    Full story: RSHC Founder, Ron Safer, featured in Chicago Sun Times
    • February 2020

    Bruce Wagman Lead Counsel for New HSUS Complaint Against USDA

    RSHC's Bruce Wagman is lead counsel for The Humane Society of the United States in a new action challenging the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's increase in slaughterhouse speeds. The suit asserts that not only is the increased speed inhumane, it makes working conditions even more dangerous for workers, and compromises the safety of the food that Americans put on their table.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Lead Counsel for New HSUS Complaint Against USDA
    • 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
    • July 2019

    RSHC Founding Partner Edward Casmere elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

    We are pleased to announce that our partner, Edward Casmere, was recently accepted into the membership of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is comprised of U.S. and international civil defense litigators, senior corporate counsel, and insurance claims executives. Dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism for lawyers and other professionals, the FDCC strives to achieve a balanced justice system in the defense of civil lawsuits.
    Full story: RSHC Founding Partner Edward Casmere elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel