RSHC news

    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

    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

    Career of Powerhouse Chicago Lawyer and Former Judge Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes is currently being featured in a December 29 Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight sharing what it took for her to get where she is today.
    Full story: Career of Powerhouse Chicago Lawyer and Former Judge Patricia Brown Holmes

    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

    Rod Perry and Cheryl Walker Presenters at Construction SuperConference 2019

    On December 16, RSHC Partner Rod Perry and RSHC Of Counsel Cheryl Walker will be co-panelists at the Construction SuperConference 2019 program, “Participation Goals: Strategies to Achieve Them,” to be held at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Contractors are often called upon to meet or exceed project goals established for (public and private) participation by disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs), and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs).
    Full story: Rod Perry and Cheryl Walker Presenters at Construction SuperConference 2019

    RSHC Ranked in 2020 "Best Law Firms"

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in three practice areas and regionally in ten practice areas for our professional excellence, quality of legal practice, and breadth of legal expertise.
    Full story: RSHC Ranked in 2020 "Best Law Firms"

    Shalem Massey Speaking at ABA/TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program

    RSHC Partner Shalem Massey will be a panelist at the October 24-25, 2019 ABA/TIPs program, “The Aviation Lawyer’s Operating Handbook: Learning to Litigate, Navigate, and Communicate,” to be held in Washington, DC. Shalem and his co-presenters will discuss the tripartite relationship, the issues which arise, and best practices at their session, “Keeping Formation: Navigating the Relationship of Insured, Insurer, and Outside Counsel.”
    Full story: Shalem Massey Speaking at ABA/TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program

    RSHC Named to Commercial Litigation Honor Roll in BTI Litigation Outlook 2020

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila has been named by corporate counsel to the Honor Roll of BTI Consulting Group’s 10th annual BTI Litigation Outlook 2020 as a firm they turn to for their most pressing litigation needs. The firm has been recognized in the areas of Complex Commercial Litigation and Everyday Commercial Litigation.
    Full story: RSHC Named to Commercial Litigation Honor Roll in BTI Litigation Outlook 2020

    RSHC Strengthens West-Coast Presence with Attorney Noted for Trial Strategy and Work on Federal Investigations, Criminal Defense

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announces the addition of a new partner, Jamal Sadat Muhammad. Jamal Muhammad brings with him experience in both the public sector and private practice, handling criminal trials and federal investigations, international investigations crossing multiple jurisdictions and countries, as well as civil investigations involving derivative shareholder litigation, sexual harassment, wire fraud, mail fraud, and honest services fraud.
    Full story: RSHC Strengthens West-Coast Presence with Attorney Noted for Trial Strategy and Work on Federal Investigations, Criminal Defense

    Jake Kahn, Co-Chair and Speaker at 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law

    RSHC Partner Jake Kahn will serve as Conference Co-Chair and a Speaker at the 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives on October 17, 2019, hosted at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Jake will present on the topic: “At the Intersection of Antitrust and Derivatives Law.”
    Full story: Jake Kahn, Co-Chair and Speaker at 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law

    Greg Curtner Selected to 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers

    RSHC is proud to announce that RSHC Partner Greg Curtner has again been selected a 2019 Michigan Super Lawyer. He has been a Top Rated Antitrust Litigator for 14 consecutive years who embodies excellence in his practice of law. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers for this high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
    Full story: Greg Curtner Selected to 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers

    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.
    Full story: RSHC Adds Innovation-Focused Intellectual Property Litigator

    The ABA passes a resolution urging Congress to enact new federal marijuana legislation

    The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution calling on Congress to end federal prohibition on marijuana by removing it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance and allowing States to opt out of the Controlled Substances Act. As more states legalize marijuana for medical and/or adult-use purposes, tensions between federal marijuana laws and state reforms have come to a head. Marijuana businesses face unique challenges related to banking services, tax deductions, and IP protections.
    Full story: The ABA passes a resolution urging Congress to enact new federal marijuana legislation

    Matt Fischer Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” In Chicago For Third Time

    RSHC is pleased to announce that RSHC Partner Matt Fischer has been awarded the highest overall rating by his peers and named Best Lawyers’ 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants in the Chicago area. This is the third time that Matt has been honored as Lawyer of the Year, having been recognized in 2018 and 2013 for this same honor.
    Full story: Matt Fischer Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” In Chicago For Third Time

    Nine RSHC Partners Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® List

    Nine RSHC partners continue to be recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in nine areas of selection and in three geographic regions. The Best Lawyers list has been published for over three decades and is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
    Full story: Nine RSHC Partners Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® List