RSHC in the news

    • November 2018

    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.
    Full story: Animal Lawyer Bruce Wagman, Joins RSHC’s San Francisco Office
    • June 2018

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila Adds Former Fortune 500 Company Senior Counsel to Its Business Transactions Team

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) continues to grow its business transactions team with the latest addition of Lisa A. Houdyshell, who has joined RSHC as Of Counsel. A former senior counsel for a Fortune 500 global mining company, Lisa’s 25 years of commercial and real estate transactions experience in the U.S. and other countries will further strengthen the firm’s business transactions practice.
    Full story: Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila Adds Former Fortune 500 Company Senior Counsel to Its Business Transactions Team
    • June 2018

    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.
    Full story: Former Fortune Global 500 Company VP, Associate GC and Secretary Joins RSHC
    • April 2018

    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.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Elected RSHC’s First Managing Partner
    • February 2018

    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.
    Full story: Jack Theis, Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel, Joins RSHC
    • July 2017

    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.
    Full story: RSHC EXPANDS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION PRACTICES AND BOOSTS DEEP DIVERSITY