RSHC in the news

    • December 2017

    McCoy and Holmes, A Synergistic Team, 2017 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago

    Congratulations to RSHC Partners, Joseph McCoy and Patricia Brown Holmes, on their recognition in Crain’s Chicago Business inaugural edition of Chicago’s Most Influential Minority Lawyers. They are among 45 female and male lawyers recognized for their impressive achievements and dedication to diversity initiatives.
    Full story: McCoy and Holmes, A Synergistic Team, 2017 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago
    • December 2017

    Client Alert - Caution to All Employers: Title VII Confusion Continues

    On December 11, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether Title VII bans employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, leaving in place a pronounced circuit court split on the issue.
    Full story: Client Alert - Caution to All Employers: Title VII Confusion Continues
    • December 2017

    Cory and Joe Cancila, All Stars Project Founding 50 Members

    RSHC proudly recognizes Cory and Joe Cancila, long-time supporters of All Stars Project of Chicago and one of the first 50 families and businesses, who are generously supporting the Founding 50 Challenge campaign. The $500,000 Challenge Fund will help establish a Center for Afterschool Development in the Chicago Loop by 2020.
    Full story: Cory and Joe Cancila, All Stars Project Founding 50 Members
    • December 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Attorney, Special Prosecutor, Cancer Survivor – A Fighter, ABA Journal Feature December 2017

    In the last 30 years, Patricia Brown Holmes has lived a professional career that most attorneys never come close to experiencing. From youngest African-American woman serving as an associate judge in 1999 to special prosecutor in the Laquan McDonald case in 2017, she assesses the circumstances quickly and accurately and then takes appropriate action – skills that also helped her survive cancer.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Attorney, Special Prosecutor, Cancer Survivor – A Fighter, ABA Journal Feature December 2017
    • November 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Defender’s 2017 Newsmakers Honoree

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will be honored for her achievements in the legal industry at the annual Chicago Defender’s Newsmakers Awards GALA on Saturday, December 2.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Defender’s 2017 Newsmakers Honoree
    • November 2017

    Arthur Brown, Free After 29 Years for Wrongful Arson Conviction

    On Tuesday, November 14, Arthur Brown walked out of prison and into the arms of his family after serving over 29 years for a crime he did not commit. In an all too familiar story, Arthur was convicted based solely on a confession he gave after being beaten and choked by police officers. A team of lawyers from RSHC worked to free Arthur and unraveled the State’s case. After a lengthy hearing, RSHC lawyers convinced the Judge to vacate Arthur’s conviction. Kim Foxx and her staff dug into the facts and quickly dismissed the case.
    Full story: Arthur Brown, Free After 29 Years for Wrongful Arson Conviction
    • November 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes, Speaker at the NAWL 13th General Counsel Institute

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will speak at the November 9-10 National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 13th General Counsel Institute. The panel presentation, Using the Media to Litigate, will discuss the powerful influence of the media on law, both traditional journalism and social media.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, Speaker at the NAWL 13th General Counsel Institute
    • November 2017

    RSHC Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila has been named a Tier 1 firm in Chicago in four practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Eighth Edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm also earned a Tier 2 ranking in Chicago for Appellate Practice and a National Tier 1 and 2 ranking in two practice areas.
    Full story: RSHC Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”
    • October 2017

    Bob Riley, Moderating Transforming the Marketing Function 2017 Roundtable

    RSHC Partner, Bob Riley, will moderate a panel of CMOs and industry professionals, who will examine value-based pricing of legal services and evolving approaches to marketing and business development programs, on October 24 at the Metropolitan Club.
    Full story: Bob Riley, Moderating Transforming the Marketing Function 2017 Roundtable
    • October 2017

    Jake Kahn, Speaker at 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law

    RSHC Partner, Jake Kahn, will be leading the afternoon micro session, “Demystifying the Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Rule as Applied in the Futures Industry,” on November 3 at the 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
    Full story: Jake Kahn, Speaker at 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • October 2017

    Holmes and Safer Members of Coalition of Leaders to Bring Amazon HQ2 to Chicago

    On September 30, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner announced the formation of an unprecedented 600-person committee of public and private sector leaders to demonstrate Chicago is the best place for Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. Deputy Mayor Robert S. Rivkin, and Deputy Governor Leslie Munger, will lead the bid effort. Patricia Brown Holmes and Ron Safer are proud to be among the select business leaders, who will speak with a powerful and unified voice, to highlight Chicago’s many strengths and the value of doing business in Illinois.
    Full story: Holmes and Safer Members of Coalition of Leaders to Bring Amazon HQ2 to Chicago
    • September 2017

    Ronald Safer 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Honoree

    RSHC Partner, Ron Safer, has been selected as one of nine honorees of the 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award given by the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation.
    Full story: Ronald Safer 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Honoree
    • September 2017

    Chicago Wins Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Imposition of Unconstitutional Conditions on Federal Funding

    On Friday, September 15, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber enjoined the U.S. Attorney General from imposing new conditions on federal funding. If imposed, the new conditions would threaten the sovereignty of Chicago and undermine its commitment to embracing immigrants within its borders. In awarding preliminary relief against the U.S. Attorney General, the Court found that Chicago will likely succeed in demonstrating that the new conditions are unconstitutional at trial. The preliminary injunction applies nationwide to any jurisdiction seeking funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
    Full story: Chicago Wins Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Imposition of Unconstitutional Conditions on Federal Funding
    • September 2017

    Safer Argues City of Chicago Faces an “Unconstitutional Choice"

    On Monday, September 11, RSHC Partner, Ronald Safer, asked U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber for a nation-wide injunction to stop the Trump Administration from denying law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities
    Full story: Safer Argues City of Chicago Faces an “Unconstitutional Choice"
    • September 2017

    RSHC Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court for City of Chicago and Other Municipalities Against Travel Ban

    On Friday, September 8, Chicago led 44 cities and counties, in addition to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities, in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court challenging President Trump’s Executive Order banning individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the country and suspending the admission of refugees into the U.S. In their united brief, the municipalities argue that the Executive Order discriminates against Muslims and violates the religious freedom protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The brief was prepared with the pro bono assistance of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila.
    Full story: RSHC Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court for City of Chicago and Other Municipalities Against Travel Ban