RSHC in the news

    • May 2018

    Kelly Warner Moderating Session at ABA Twelfth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

    RSHC Partner and Faculty Member, Kelly Warner, will moderate the afternoon session, “Perfect Timing: The Right Time to Release Legal Holds,” at the May 18 ABA Twelfth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery. This panel of experienced in-house counsel will provide practical advice for managing legal holds and finding the right opportunity and strategy for releasing them.
    Full story: Kelly Warner Moderating Session at ABA Twelfth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery
    • May 2018

    Kelly Warner Speaker at May 8 MER Conference

    RSHC Partner and member of The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1, Kelly Warner, will co-present the May 8 MER Conference session, “Possession, Custody or Control of Data in the Cloud, on Third Party Apps, and on Employee Mobile Devices.” Technological advances continue to stress and strain the abilities of companies to manage and control the data and electronic records pertaining to their business. Learn how the courts are applying the traditional standards of “possession, custody and control” to today’s world of distributed ESI.
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    • April 2018

    RSHC Wins 2018 LMA International Your Honor Award

    The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) has selected Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP as the Second Place winner in the Communications: Holiday Mailings/Announcements category of the 2018 Your Honor Awards. The LMA Your Honor Awards recognizes excellence in legal marketing by promoting projects and programs that provide innovation and return on marketing dollar investment. Visit the full winners’ list to learn more about the latest honorees.
    Full story: RSHC Wins 2018 LMA International Your Honor Award
    • April 2018

    Another Sanctuary Cities Victory Against the DOJ

    The Riley Safer team, in partnership with WilmerHale, helped the City of Chicago achieve another victory against the Trump administration on Thursday. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Leinenweber's grant to Chicago of a nationwide injunction stopping Attorney General Jeff Sessions from applying new conditions to grant money to force cities across the country to cooperate with immigration authorities.
    Full story: Another Sanctuary Cities Victory Against the DOJ
    • April 2018

    Patricia Brown Holmes Elected RSHC’s First Managing Partner

    The Partners of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP are proud to announce that name partner Patricia Brown Holmes has been unanimously elected as the firm’s first managing partner. A former judge, top tier litigator, and nationally prominent advocate for law firm diversity, it is believed that Patricia is the first black woman to lead and have her name on the door of a major law firm that is not women- or minority-owned.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Elected RSHC’s First Managing Partner
    • April 2018

    Patricia Brown Holmes, Panelist at USDC-CBA Symposium on Women Lawyers in the Courtroom

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will be a panelist for the “Managing Partners” session at the April 12 “May it Please the Court: Symposium on Women Lawyers in the Courtroom.” The United States District Court and Chicago Bar Association in conjunction with the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Black Women Lawyers’ Association are sponsoring this complimentary half-day program to discuss and promote strategies and best practices to empower women lawyers as lead counsel and trial counsel in litigation. Patricia will also be presenting the Closing along with the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, Panelist at USDC-CBA Symposium on Women Lawyers in the Courtroom
    • April 2018

    RSHC Attorneys Presenting at the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law #MeToo Event

    RSHC Partner, Drahcir Marie Smith, will be a panelist at the April 17th Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law panel event, “Navigating the Gray Area in the World of #MeToo,” to be held at Katten Muchin Rosenman, in Chicago. The event is designed to foster an open discussion about sexual harassment in the workplace. The in-person event is free and also available to be watched via livestream. RSHC Associate and moderator, Stephanie Jones, will guide the panel to focus on the “what now?” in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Panelists from diverse employment backgrounds will share their insights from the perspective of counsel, advisor, employee, employer, journalist, investigator, and even victim.
    Full story: RSHC Attorneys Presenting at the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law #MeToo Event
    • March 2018

    Joseph Q. McCoy, Keynote Speaker at BLSA 3L & Alumni Legacy Banquet

    RSHC Partner and 1998 alumni, Joseph Q. McCoy, will be the keynote speaker for the April 12 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Black Law Students Association’s (BLSA) Annual Graduating Students Recognition and Alumni Banquet, “Lifting As We Climb.” This celebration recognizes the achievements of predecessors, current students, and the next generation.
    Full story: Joseph Q. McCoy, Keynote Speaker at BLSA 3L & Alumni Legacy Banquet
    • March 2018

    Rod Perry, Panelist at April 5 Chicago LCLD Program

    RSHC Partner Rod Perry will be a panelist at the April 5 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Alumni Speaker Series program, “Advancement, Transitions, and Career Planning,” to be held at Winston & Strawn in Chicago. LCLD Alumni, who have advanced or transitioned to new roles and responsibilities, will share their experiences to help others identify opportunities and navigate potential road blocks, pitfalls and ethical issues.
    Full story: Rod Perry, Panelist at April 5 Chicago LCLD Program
    • March 2018

    Interview with Jack Theis on WGN Radio 720 "Legal Face-Off”

    Rich Lenkov and Craig Collins from WGN Radio 720’s “Legal Face-Off” interviewed RSHC Partner Jack Theis on their February 28 talk show. Jack shared his thoughts on crisis management in the White House vs. private practice, the importance of being concise as a lawyer, and the scope of the president’s pardon power.
    Full story: Interview with Jack Theis on WGN Radio 720 "Legal Face-Off”
    • March 2018

    RSHC 2017 Annual Report

    As RSHC begins its third year, we are pleased to share our 2017 Annual Report, which highlights our 24-month road to building A Law Firm Built for Clients.®
    Full story: RSHC 2017 Annual Report
    • February 2018

    Leslie D. Davis, Panelist at BWLA Let’s Talk Roundtable

    The current political landscape has inflamed an insurgence in racism. RSHC Partner Leslie D. Davis will be a panelist at the March 1 Black Women Lawyers’ Association (BWLA) luncheon, “Cracking the Code: Strategies for Addressing Race, Racism, and Politics in the Workplace” to be held at the DePaul Club. The panel will discuss strategies for navigating and addressing these issues in the workplace.
    Full story: Leslie D. Davis, Panelist at BWLA Let’s Talk Roundtable
    • February 2018

    Client Alert - Federal Enforcement Agencies Take Action on Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity risks pose substantial challenges to any company functioning in today’s data-driven marketplace. In addition to threats from internal and outside forces, risks associated with protecting personal and financial information, and the possibility of protracted civil litigation, corporations face increasing pressure from regulators to ensure the security of their systems. This week, two federal agencies doubled down in this arena: the Department of Justice established a task force to combat cybersecurity threats, and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidance on the appropriate disclosures of cyber risks and incidents.
    Full story: Client Alert - Federal Enforcement Agencies Take Action on Cybersecurity
    • February 2018

    Joseph Q. McCoy, Panelist on Black History Month - Authentic Leadership Panel

    RSHC Partner Joseph Q. McCoy will be a panelist on the February 27 “Black History Month – Authentic Leadership Panel” to be held at Cushman & Wakefield in Chicago. The inspirational six-person panel will share personal insights on leadership and their experience.
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    • February 2018

    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Former Obama Attorney Comes Back to Chicago, Joins RSHC

    RSHC Partner Jack Theis, former Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Obama, put out fires and advised White House officials on the legal side of crisis management. As an attorney at RSHC, he will advise clients on litigation, white collar matters, and how to respond to multidimensional problems with complex risks. Learn about some of the highlights of Jack’s job as a White House lawyer, how that experience relates to his new role, and what attracted him to RSHC.
    Full story: Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Former Obama Attorney Comes Back to Chicago, Joins RSHC