RSHC in the news

    • December 2020

    Joe Cancila Selected BTI Client Service All-Star 2020

    RSHC congratulates Joe Cancila on his selection as one of this year’s BTI Client Service All-Stars, a high honor that can only be given by clients, who single out attorneys delivering the absolute best client service. A BTI Client Service-All Star stands out above others because of their keen understanding of business impacts and unwavering commitment to client objectives.
    Full story: Joe Cancila Selected BTI Client Service All-Star 2020
    • December 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Featured on Bloomberg’s Black Lawyers Speak, Episode 1, Uncommon Law

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes shares some candid stories from her groundbreaking career as part of the Bloomberg Industry Group five-episode narrative podcast project, “Uncommon Law.” Her experiences, along with those of other Black lawyers at elite law firms, offer important reminders about the past and great hopes for the future as the legal profession embraces diversity, inclusion and change.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Featured on Bloomberg’s Black Lawyers Speak, Episode 1, Uncommon Law
    • December 2020

    Alan King and Steve Hankins Selected as Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

    RSHC congratulates Alan King and Steve Hankins on their selection and recognition among the Top 500 Employment Lawyers in America. Lawdragon, a leading publisher of legal-industry guides and news, released this new 13th guide to reflect the dominancy of a handful of law firms with profoundly strong employment practices.
    Full story: Alan King and Steve Hankins Selected as Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers
    • December 2020

    Yakov Wiegmann Presenting at Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada Webinar

    On December 16, RSHC Partner Yakov Wiegmann will provide an overview of the Johnson v. Monsanto California appellate decision. The discussion will address the limitations on plaintiffs’ ability to recover damages for future pain and suffering.
    Full story: Yakov Wiegmann Presenting at Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada Webinar
    • December 2020

    Bob Riley Speaking at 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Virtual Conference - Diversity & Inclusion Panel

    RSHC Founding Partner Bob Riley is speaking at the 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Conference on December 4. Bob will discuss how the professional excellence that clients demand requires teams that are authentically diverse and inclusive. This is not a numbers game. It is a fundamental premise that must permeate talent development and professional opportunity at every level of a law firm.
    Full story: Bob Riley Speaking at 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Virtual Conference - Diversity & Inclusion Panel
    • December 2020

    Best Lawyers Features RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes in "Best Law Firms" Issue

    Best Lawyers' new "Best Law Firms" issue chronicles the distinguished career of RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes in a new profile. Tracing Holmes' journey from high school to law school, prosecutorial work to the judicial bench and private practice, this article also explores the judge's legendary resilience, public service, and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the profession.
    Full story: Best Lawyers Features RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes in "Best Law Firms" Issue
    • November 2020

    Meghan McMeel Speaking at Law & Economics Center Civil Justice Fest

    On November 16, RSHC Partner Meghan McMeel will be an LEC panelist discussing “The Role of Courts in Managing New Theories of Remedies: The Debates on Medical Financing, Social Inflation, Phantom Damages, and Other Emerging Trends.” The LEC Civil Justice Fest is a month of dialogues about America’s rapidly changing civil justice environment.
    Full story: Meghan McMeel Speaking at Law & Economics Center Civil Justice Fest
    • November 2020

    Yakov Wiegmann, Meghan McMeel, and Former Summer Intern Co-Author Law360 Commentary on Kik Decision for Cryptocurrency

    RSHC Partners Yakov Wiegmann and Meghan McMeel, and 2020 RSHC Summer Intern Hannah Styler, co-authored the Law 360 article, "Kik Ruling Is a Step Toward Securities Law Clarity for Crypto," on the significant development in the legal issues surrounding the regulation of blockchain-based cryptocurrency.
    Full story: Yakov Wiegmann, Meghan McMeel, and Former Summer Intern Co-Author Law360 Commentary on Kik Decision for Cryptocurrency
    • November 2020

    RSHC Ranked in 2021 "Best Law Firms"

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP has been ranked in the 2021 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. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
    Full story: RSHC Ranked in 2021 "Best Law Firms"
    • November 2020

    Meghan McMeel Co-Chair of Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Virtual Conference 2020

    RSHC Partner Meghan McMeel is Co-Chair of the 29th Annual ABA Toxic Tort and Environment Law Conference (TTEL) on November 10. Panels will take a condensed look at the legal developments affecting three hot topics: Cannabis, E-Cigarettes, and Glyphosate.
    Full story: Meghan McMeel Co-Chair of Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Virtual Conference 2020
    • October 2020

    Ed Casmere Explores Timeless Negotiation Concepts in October ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter

    RSHC Partner Ed Casmere shares his passion for negotiation in the October 2020 Illinois State Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Section Council Newsletter, “Civility, Sincerity, and Other Compelling Negotiation Concepts: Tips from an American President.” Ed briefly explores President Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address and how Civility, Weakness, Sincerity, Proof, and Fear are essential for a successful negotiation and bring opposing sides closer together.
    Full story: Ed Casmere Explores Timeless Negotiation Concepts in October ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter
    • October 2020

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila Secures Another Victory for Humane Society

    RSHC’s Bruce Wagman represented the Humane Society of the United States and several other animal protection groups in a successful defense of California's landmark farm animal protection law, Proposition 12. The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) had sought to overturn the prohibition on the sale in California of pork and veal products that come from animals who were kept in cruel confinement conditions.
    Full story: Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila Secures Another Victory for Humane Society
    • October 2020

    RSHC and FTI Insights on COVID-era Government Investigations and Enforcement

    RSHC Partner and former federal prosecutor Ryan Poscablo is moderating a virtual panel discussion, "A New Era of Investigations: Stimulus Funding and Global Enforcement" on Tuesday, October 27. Joining Ryan for this important conversation are RSHC's Kelly Warner and Allison Siebeneck, along with Nicole Wells and David Okhumale from the business advisory firm FTI Consulting.
    Full story: RSHC and FTI Insights on COVID-era Government Investigations and Enforcement
    • October 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Moderating Chicago Legal Market Conference Talent Opportunities and Challenges Panel

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will moderate the corporate counsel and law firm managing partners panel, “Talent Opportunities and Challenges,” at the October 14 Ninth Annual Chicago Legal Market Conference 2020. She will guide the panel discussion about changing culture and addressing racial inequality at law firms.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Moderating Chicago Legal Market Conference Talent Opportunities and Challenges Panel
    • October 2020

    Employment Lawyer Noreen Cull Joins RSHC in Chicago

    Noreen Cull joins the Labor & Employment group at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, bringing with her deep experience with virtually all aspects of state and federal employment laws. She counsels employers countering claims of equal employment opportunity discrimination, retaliatory discharge, workplace harassment, and wage-and-hour violations.
    Full story: Employment Lawyer Noreen Cull Joins RSHC in Chicago