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    Raymond Rushing Panelist at BLSA Black Male Legal Summit

    RSHC Associate Raymond Rushing will participate in the engaging conversation, “The State of the Black Male Lawyer,” hosted by the Glenn T. Johnson Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at UIC John Marshall Law School on March 13th. Honored guests will discuss navigating the effects of the pandemic and social injustices occurring in our nation.
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    Greg Curtner co-publishes "Ending Amateurism Would Be Disastrous for Student-Athletes" in The Hill

    In an opinion piece for The Hill, Greg Curtner; James Heckman, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist and University of Chicago Professor; and Colleen Loughlin, PhD economist and Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon, make a research-based argument for preserving the amateur system.
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    Judges Launch New DEI Program, Patricia Brown Holmes Leads Civil Procedures Session

    The Illinois Judges Association (IJA) and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2Civility) are launching a three-part educational series, “Building Confidence in Our Legal System,” aimed at addressing racial disparities and other equity issues in Illinois’ legal system. RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will lead the March 11 session, “Civil Procedures.”
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    Valarie Hays Panelist at Harvard Law Society of Illinois Webinar, Year of the Pandemic – Maintaining Motivation

    RSHC Partner and HLS Board Member Valarie Hays will be a panelist at the March 4 webinar, “Maintaining Motivation in the Heart of the Pandemic.” With the one-year mark approaching, the insightful panel discussion will be followed by lively conversation filled with helpful advice, relatable stories, and useful tips for preserving one’s health.
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    Nick Kahlon presents on “Trade Secrets: Navigating The Wild, Wild West of Protection, Enforcement, and Damages”

    Nick Kahlon will present to the Association of Corporate Counsel on “Trade Secrets: Navigating The Wild, Wild West of Protection, Enforcement, and Damages.” The presentation will include an in depth discussion of successful tactics in trade secrets litigation, damages theories, and complementary tools for effective dispute resolution.
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    The Biden Administration and the Tech Industry by Jack Theis

    In his Built In article, “What Biden Means for Tech,” RSHC Partner Jack Theis discusses the how the Biden Administration’s legislative, regulatory, and enforcement priorities will impact the tech industry, and the proactive steps tech firms can take to prepare. Jack counsels that the tech industry can expect new antitrust legislation, financial services regulation, increased enforcement actions and congressional investigations, and federal data privacy and cybersecurity initiatives.
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    NBA YLD Power Hour with Patricia Brown Holmes

    The National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is spotlighting RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes at their February 25 Power Hour fireside chat. As part of an ongoing series of engaging conversations between young lawyers and established leaders, this Q&A will focus on Judge Holmes’ experience in the legal profession and her advice for those beginning to climb the career ladder.
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    Bruce Wagman and Brandy Kuentzel present on “Community Cats Programs in California” at the California Animal Welfare Association

    RSHC attorney and San Francisco SPCA General Counsel will be discussing what encompasses operating a legally compliant community cat program (CCP) in California. There will be an in depth discussion on the legalities of community cats in California, ways to standardize CCPs across the state to uplift communities who do not yet have them, avoid legal challenges in CCPs communities, and ways to defend CCPs if they are ever legally challenged.
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    RSHC's 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers, Holmes and Safer Receive Top Ranking

    We are proud to announce 12 RSHC attorneys have been selected to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and 2021 Illinois Rising Stars lists. For the 11th time, Patricia Brown Holmes has been ranked a Top 50 Women Super Lawyer. Both Ron Safer and Patricia Brown Holmes have been recognized as Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers.
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    Deborah Bone and Kelly Warner Offer Insights on Limiting Liability for Remote Learning Providers

    Writing in the tech industry outlet Built In, RSHC Partners Deborah Bone and Kelly Warner offer some best practices for technology platforms to avoid litigation over student data privacy concerns.
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    RSHC Litigator Matt Kennison Elected Partner

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Matt Kennison (White Collar Investigations and Antitrust Litigation) to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Join us in congratulating Matt!
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    Yakov Wiegmann and Matthew Lee Publish Law360 Piece on Coming Mortgage Crisis

    In "2 Calif. Rulings Offer Lessons As Foreclosure Crisis Looms," Yakov Wiegmann and Matthew Lee discuss consumer protection regulations relevant to lenders and mortgage servicers seeking to limit legal exposure in foreclosures caused by the pandemic.
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    RSHC Strengthens Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice with New Partner Nafiz Cekirge

    Noted lending industry litigator Nafiz Cekirge joins RSHC as a partner managing his practice from both coasts in the firm's New York and Los Angeles/Irvine offices. Cekirge has served as lead counsel in more than 200 mortgage mass actions in state and federal courts throughout the country and gained national recognition in the mortgage mass action area for his novel use of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) to remove many of these mass actions to federal court.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes Shares Lessons Learned from the Pandemic with Law360

    Law360 invited RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes and other law firm leaders to answer five questions about lessons learned one year into the pandemic. Enjoy watching Patricia’s video clips.
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    RSHC Litigator Eli Litoff Elected Partner

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Eli Litoff (Litigation - Class Action, Commercial Litigation, and White Collar) to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Join us in congratulating Eli!
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