RSHC in the news

    • 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.
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    • 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
    • September 2017

    RSHC Prevails in 7th Circuit Appeal – Krik v. Exxon Mobil Corp

    Congrats to the RSHC team for a significant victory in the 7th Circuit.
    Full story: RSHC Prevails in 7th Circuit Appeal – Krik v. Exxon Mobil Corp
    • August 2017

    Eight RSHC Partners Named to Best Lawyers® 2018 List

    Eight RSHC partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in six areas of selection. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
    Full story: Eight RSHC Partners Named to Best Lawyers® 2018 List
    • August 2017

    Matt Fischer Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

    RSHC is pleased to announce that Matt Fischer, a founding partner, has been awarded the highest overall rating by his peers and named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Chicago Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions–Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Matt was previously recognized in 2013 for this honor. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
    Full story: Matt Fischer Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®
    • August 2017

    Cheryl Walker - A 2017 Most Influential Business Women Awards Honoree

    New RSHC Of Counsel, Cheryl D. S. Walker, received the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women Award on August 11 before an audience of 650 people. She was among the remarkable women honorees recognized for excelling in careers in business. The most successful St. Louis female business leaders didn't ascend to their current posts overnight. For many, it was a long, hard road.
    Full story: Cheryl Walker - A 2017 Most Influential Business Women Awards Honoree