RSHC in the news

    • August 2020

    Bob Riley and Joe Cancila Named Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago

    RSHC is doubly proud to announce that RSHC Partners Bob Riley and Joe Cancila have been awarded the highest overall rating by their peers and named a Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this particularly significant to have two (2) RSHC award winners. In the last six consecutive years, an RSHC partner has been awarded this recognition.
    Full story: Bob Riley and Joe Cancila Named Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago
    • August 2020

    RSHC Launches New Autonomous Vehicles Practice

    RSHC announces the launch of its Autonomous Vehicles team. The Autonomous Vehicles team provides advice, strategy, counsel, and defense to clients across the industry spectrum: spanning products related to connected and autonomous ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned marine vessels, and other applications of autonomous technologies. Expanding RSHC’s services to Autonomous Vehicles plays to the strengths of RSHC lawyers in aerospace, intellectual property, products liability, and beyond.
    Full story: RSHC Launches New Autonomous Vehicles Practice
    • August 2020

    Public Comments Close on Proposed FAA Rule Governing Remote ID of Unmanned Aerial System

    The Federal Aviation Administration closed public comments in March 2020 on a newly proposed rule aimed at integrating unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) such as drones to United States airspace, specifically low-altitude air traffic. This article outlines the key provisions of the FAA’s proposal for Remote Identification of UAS in an incremental phase towards the eventual goal of comprehensive UAS traffic management.
    Full story: Public Comments Close on Proposed FAA Rule Governing Remote ID of Unmanned Aerial System
    • August 2020

    The Public and Private Sectors Are Ready to Unleash Unmanned Maritime Vehicles

    Are unmanned maritime vehicles the next frontier in autonomous technology? The defense, commercial, and scientific sectors have realized the potential for unmanned maritime vehicles (UMVs). This article provides an introduction for stakeholders — manufacturers, insurers, consumers, and operators — to understand the governing authorities of UMVs.
    Full story: The Public and Private Sectors Are Ready to Unleash Unmanned Maritime Vehicles
    • August 2020

    Autonomous Vehicles: Current Legal Landscape and Challenges on the Horizon

    RSHC’s Autonomous Vehicles Team offers a brief snapshot of the ever-evolving legal landscape for connected and autonomous ground vehicles (“CAV”) and unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”). The article provides federal and state-by-state overviews of CAV and UAV laws and regulations, including Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia.
    Full story: Autonomous Vehicles: Current Legal Landscape and Challenges on the Horizon
    • August 2020

    Connected Vehicles Bring Promise of Mobility — and Jobs — to Two Million People With Disabilities

    Riddle: What lifts people out of long-term poverty; pours previously untapped pools of workers into the workforce, thereby stimulating the economy; and grants independence to two million people with disabilities in the United States? Answer: Self-driving vehicles.
    Full story: Connected Vehicles Bring Promise of Mobility — and Jobs — to Two Million People With Disabilities
    • August 2020

    Greg Curtner Selected to 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers for 15 Years Straight

    RSHC is pleased to announce that RSHC Partner Greg Curtner has once again been selected a 2020 Michigan Super Lawyer. For 15 consecutive years, Greg has been recognized as a Top Rated Antitrust Litigator 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 accomplishments. Annual selections are made using a patented, rigorous selection process.
    Full story: Greg Curtner Selected to 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers for 15 Years Straight
    • August 2020

    Dennis Santoni Named Global Finalist for Relativity Attorney Tech Evangelist Innovation Award

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP congratulates Dennis Santoni, who has been named one of three global finalists for the Attorney Tech Evangelist Innovation Award at Relativity Fest 2020. Relativity, the builder of the market leading e-Discovery software platform, honors individuals who build innovative solutions, break down barriers for technology in the practice of law, and move e-discovery forward. Voting is now open to select an ultimate winner from among the three finalists and runs through Wednesday, August 19, 2020. We encourage you to support and vote for Dennis in recognition of his career filled with innovative client solutions.
    Full story: Dennis Santoni Named Global Finalist for Relativity Attorney Tech Evangelist Innovation Award
    • July 2020

    ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

    RSHC’s Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson were featured in the July 2020 edition of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar newsletter. Alexander and Anderson authored a synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the historic case which marked a significant victory in the battle for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. In Bostock, the United State Supreme Court directly addressed whether an employer could terminate an employee because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, holding that “an employer who intentionally treats a person worse because of sex—such as by firing the person for actions or attributes it would tolerate in an individual of another sex—discriminates against that person in violation of Title VII.”
    Full story: ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia
    • July 2020

    Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides broad privacy restrictions applicable to the data of EU citizens wherever they may reside. This regulation complicates discovery in cross-border disputes, particularly involving the personal data of EU citizens. In her recently penned Bench & Bar article, RSHC’s Brittney L. Denley examines how U.S. courts have handled the invocation of the GDPR and affirmed that it will not provide a safe harbor in which parties may seek refuge from U.S. litigation discovery obligations.
    Full story: Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery
    • July 2020

    Bruce Wagman Secures Victory for the Humane Society

    RSHC’s Bruce Wagman has secured another victory on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States. This time, the win comes in the form of successfully defending the constitutionality of San Francisco’s ban on the sale of fur. Last week a federal judge dismissed the fur industry’s challenge to the ban finding that the fur industry had failed to present a valid legal theory for why San Francisco’s law was unconstitutional.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Secures Victory for the Humane Society
    • July 2020

    Deborah Bone Launches Monthly Column for Tech Outlet BuiltIn

    RSHC Partner Deborah Bone published the first installment in her monthly column on legal issues in tech for industry publication BuiltIn, "How to Avoid the Legal Risks of Biometric Data Collection." In the article, Deborah counsels industry leaders on best practices for collection, disclosure and other key challenges related to biometric data.
    Full story: Deborah Bone Launches Monthly Column for Tech Outlet BuiltIn
    • July 2020

    RSHC Named Among Chicago’s Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion 2020

    Crain’s Chicago Business has recognized RSHC among Chicago’s Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion 2020 in the legal profession. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of RSHC and a mission-critical assignment. RSHC strives to be an inclusive workplace for all of its people. #ProudtobeRSHC and to Support Our LGBTQIA+ Family.
    Full story: RSHC Named Among Chicago’s Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion 2020
    • July 2020

    Josh Lee Presenter at IADC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

    At the July 6-10 International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, on July 8 RSHC Partner Joshua Lee will present on the topic, “The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom.”
    Full story: Josh Lee Presenter at IADC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
    • July 2020

    Craig Jeffrey Speaker at CSU Rebuilding Chicago Small Businesses Symposium

    RSHC Partner Craig Jeffrey will lead the morning breakout session on Real Estate, Construction + Insurance at the July 8 Chicago State University Rebuilding Chicago Small Businesses Symposium.
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