RSHC in the news

    • April 2020

    Brian O’Connor Watson, Editorial Profile in Emerging Lawyers

    Since day one, Brian Watson has enjoyed walking the tightrope as a thoughtful litigator and negotiator and tenacious trial lawyer for clients. Enjoy reading about Brian’s secrets to a successful outcome, advice on rules of engagement, lessons learned, and inherited family “fix-it gene” in the Emerging Lawyer profile.
    Full story: Brian O’Connor Watson, Editorial Profile in Emerging Lawyers
    • April 2020

    COVID-19 and its Potential Impact on Contractual Agreements and Force Majeure Clauses

    RSHC’s Nick Kahlon and Matt Kennison discuss whether the effects of COVID-19 may trigger force majeure provisions or otherwise excuse performance and the principles (is the event identified, unforeseeable and outside of the party’s control or fault) that will help inform the determination.
    Full story: COVID-19 and its Potential Impact on Contractual Agreements and Force Majeure Clauses
    • April 2020

    Cheryl D. S. Walker Elected Chair of Missouri Ethics Commission

    RSHC is proud to announce Cheryl D. S. Walker is the new Chair of the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) for the First Congressional District. Cheryl was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson and confirmed by the Missouri Senate and will serve a two-year term.
    Full story: Cheryl D. S. Walker Elected Chair of Missouri Ethics Commission
    • April 2020

    RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen and Allison Siebeneck Author Amicus Brief For Clients Supporting Cook County Public Defender’s Position on Jail Population and COVID-19

    Recently RSHC represented four amici curiae (“friends of the court”) clients supporting the request of Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli to immediately address COVID-19 risks associated with persons incarcerated in the Cook County Jail.
    Full story: RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen and Allison Siebeneck Author Amicus Brief For Clients Supporting Cook County Public Defender’s Position on Jail Population and COVID-19
    • April 2020

    Fraud Alert: New Schemes Trying to Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis

    The ABA Journal spoke with RSHC’s Ron Safer and other former federal prosecutors about the increase in schemes and scams being attempted during the current crisis.
    Full story: Fraud Alert: New Schemes Trying to Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis
    • March 2020

    Bruce Wagman Presenting National Judicial College Webcast, Animal Care in Shelters & the Pandemic

    On April 8 RSHC’s Bruce Wagman will present a free webcast designed for judges, “The Roles Judges Play in Ensuring that Animal-Related Essential Services Remain in Effect During ‘Stay at Home’ Orders.”
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Presenting National Judicial College Webcast, Animal Care in Shelters & the Pandemic
    • March 2020

    ABA Journal Discusses Role of Law Firms During Pandemic with Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes discusses what makes law firms essential businesses during the pandemic with the ABA Journal.
    Full story: ABA Journal Discusses Role of Law Firms During Pandemic with Patricia Brown Holmes
    • March 2020

    Price Controls and Protections Against Price-Gouging in Illinois in Wake of COVID-19

    RSHC's Nick Kahlon and Valerie Brummel discuss information about price controls and protections against price-gouging in Illinois in the wake of COVID-19. See the attached for more information.
    Full story: Price Controls and Protections Against Price-Gouging in Illinois in Wake of COVID-19
    • 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
    • March 2020

    Notice: COVID-19

    We realize this is a difficult time for us all. Businesses, communities, and families are all coping with the unknowns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP is continually assessing this unprecedented situation and remaining flexible in the face of uncertainty. Rest assured our priorities are continuing to provide exceptional client service, while ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of our personnel and their families as well as that of our clients and friends.
    Full story: Notice: COVID-19
    • March 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Panelist at CBA Women’s Summit

    Patricia Brown Holmes will be part of an esteemed female managing partners panel at the March 6 CBA Women’s Summit, “Learning Your Leadership Language,” at the Chicago Athletic Club. Justice Joy V. Cunningham will moderate the conversation as co-panelists share their unique paths to achieving leadership positions in the law and provide advice on how to carve out an authentic leadership strategy.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Panelist at CBA Women’s Summit
    • 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
    • February 2020

    2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Top Ranking for Holmes and Safer

    RSHC proudly announces that eleven RSHC attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list. Patricia Brown Holmes has been ranked a Top 50 Women attorney for more than a decade. Both Ron Safer and Patricia Brown Holmes have been recognized as Top 100 attorneys in Illinois. Associates, Mike Fleck and Ariel Schepers Wilson, are Illinois Rising Stars. Congratulations to all of them for attaining this high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
    Full story: 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Top Ranking for Holmes and Safer
    • 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