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    Bruce Wagman and Erin Gasparka Secure Victory for Wild Horses

    Bruce Wagman and Erin Gasparka represented Return to Freedom in efforts to stop inhumane and illegal surgeries being performed by the federal government on wild horses. In response to the lawsuit, the Bureau of Land Management has agreed not to begin the controversial and dangerous sterilization surgeries.
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    RSHC Welcomes New Commercial Litigation Partner Thomas Andreoli

    Former Union Pacific Railroad legal executive Thomas Andreoli joins RSHC as a partner focusing his practice on commercial litigation and other high-stakes business matters. Andreoli has hands-on experience in complex litigation, government investigations, regulatory compliance, risk management, and business transactions. His work has been particularly focused on the transportation and energy sectors, helping companies maximize business opportunities and minimize regulatory constraints.
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    RSHC Litigator Matt Kennison Elected Partner

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Matt Kennison (White Collar Investigations and Antitrust Litigation) to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Join us in congratulating Matt!
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    RSHC Strengthens Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice with New Partner Nafiz Cekirge

    Noted lending industry litigator Nafiz Cekirge joins RSHC as a partner managing his practice from both coasts in the firm's New York and Los Angeles/Irvine offices. Cekirge has served as lead counsel in more than 200 mortgage mass actions in state and federal courts throughout the country and gained national recognition in the mortgage mass action area for his novel use of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) to remove many of these mass actions to federal court.
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    RSHC Litigator Eli Litoff Elected Partner

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Eli Litoff (Litigation - Class Action, Commercial Litigation, and White Collar) to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Join us in congratulating Eli!
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    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.
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    RSHC Adds Innovation-Focused Intellectual Property Litigator

    Partner Louis A. Klapp joins Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila’s growing nationally-known intellectual property practice. A leader in the demanding IP litigation field, Louis’ practice is devoted to all aspects of patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes from pre-filing investigation through appeal.
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    RSHC Expands Product Liability Practice, Launches Southern California Presence

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announced the hiring of two new partners, Jeffrey W. Morof and Shalem A. Massey. Jeffrey W. Morof has spent his entire career defending aerospace clients and the aviation insurance market in product liability and commercial litigation matters, including serving as national counsel for two large aerospace manufacturers. Shalem A. Massey is a litigator with experience handling high-stakes and “bet the company” matters for businesses and insurers in the aerospace and technology industries.
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    Drahcir Smith Elected 2019-2020 BWLA Corresponding Secretary

    Congratulations to Drahcir Smith and the entire 2019-2020 Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Fund Board, who were installed on June 3. The group pledged their renewed commitment to making an “impact” on the legal profession, as well as the general community-at-large, and changing so many lives.
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    RSHC Grows Medical Device Practice

    Raymond D. Rushing, a product liability litigator and former diversity co-chair of a global law firm, joins Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila’s product liability group adding a wealth of experience in the medical device, consumer and industrial product defect, and mass tort claims area.
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    Animal Lawyer Bruce Wagman, Joins RSHC’s San Francisco Office

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) welcomes leading animal law practitioner Bruce Wagman, as Of Counsel to its San Francisco office. A former partner at an AmLaw200 firm, Bruce has dedicated his 26 year legal career to defending and improving animal lives.
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    Former Fortune Global 500 Company VP, Associate GC and Secretary Joins RSHC

    Joseph J. O’Hara, Jr., former Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary for a Fortune Global 500 company that is a leading manufacturer of packaging products, has joined the national law firm of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila (RSHC) as Of Counsel in the Chicago office. He will focus on wide-ranging trial work and emphasize the representation of clients who have been wrongfully convicted and seek justice in the criminal and civil courts.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes Elected RSHC’s First Managing Partner

    The Partners of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP are proud to announce that name partner Patricia Brown Holmes has been unanimously elected as the firm’s first managing partner. A former judge, top tier litigator, and nationally prominent advocate for law firm diversity, it is believed that Patricia is the first black woman to lead and have her name on the door of a major law firm that is not women- or minority-owned.
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    Jack Theis, Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel, Joins RSHC

    Jack Theis, former Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Obama, has joined the national law firm of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila (RSHC). As a partner in the Chicago office, he will concentrate his practice on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, antitrust and competition law, and risk and reputation management.
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    RSHC EXPANDS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION PRACTICES AND BOOSTS DEEP DIVERSITY

    RSHC has hired 11 new attorneys, including Joseph Q. McCoy, the former managing partner of the Chicago office of Bryan Cave LLP, and seven other Bryan Cave attorneys who bring significant business and transactional experience to the firm’s core strength in litigation. The firm has also hired new partner Gregory L. Curtner, formerly head of the antitrust and trade regulation and sports practices at Schiff Hardin LLP, together with a former Schiff Hardin associate, to join the rapidly growing firm. Greg is leading the antitrust and competition practice.
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