RSHC in the news

    • 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.
    Full story: Joseph Q. McCoy, Panelist on Black History Month - Authentic Leadership Panel
    • 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
    • February 2018

    Joseph Q. McCoy, Panelist for The Chicago Committee’s 2018 Law Firm Boot Camp for Junior Associates

    RSHC Partner Joseph Q. McCoy will be a panelist for the March 2 Chicago Committee’s “Law Firm Boot Camp for Junior Associates” to be held at Ropes & Gray.
    Full story: Joseph Q. McCoy, Panelist for The Chicago Committee’s 2018 Law Firm Boot Camp for Junior Associates
    • February 2018

    Kate Stimeling and RSHC, Hosting 4th Annual USF Law Review Alumni & Student Mixer

    RSHC Partner Kate Stimeling, former USF Law Review managing editor, and RSHC are pleased to host the April 13 University of San Francisco (USF) Law Review Alumni-Student Mixer at its San Francisco office. Current and past members are invited to celebrate and share their Law Review experiences. Registration is now open.
    Full story: Kate Stimeling and RSHC, Hosting 4th Annual USF Law Review Alumni & Student Mixer
    • February 2018

    Patricia Brown Holmes, Moderator for the BWLA 2018 Spring Fundraiser

    Patricia Brown Holmes will moderate the March 13 Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA) 2018 Spring Fundraiser, “Power in the Boardroom, Strategies to Achieve Diversity on Corporate Boards,” to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, Moderator for the BWLA 2018 Spring Fundraiser
    • February 2018

    Joseph Q. McCoy, Editorial Profile in Leading Lawyers

    Joseph Q. McCoy decided to try his hand at something brand new at RSHC and bring a complementary practice to an outstanding group of lawyers. Not afraid to go where few others have gone, he embraced the opportunity because he wanted to make a difference and influence outcomes.
    Full story: Joseph Q. McCoy, Editorial Profile in Leading Lawyers
    • February 2018

    Patricia Holmes, GC Roundtable Moderator at 2018 NBA Gateway to Success Conference

    RSHC Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will moderate the General Counsel Roundtable at the March 23 National Bar Association’s Corporate Law Section Seventh Gateway to Success Conference, “Take Your Advanced Career to the Highest Level,” at the Kimpton Aertson Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The distinguished six-member roundtable will discuss the next steps Corporate and Outside Counsel need to take to reach the General Counsel level.
    Full story: Patricia Holmes, GC Roundtable Moderator at 2018 NBA Gateway to Success Conference
    • February 2018

    Jack Theis, Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel, Joins RSHC

    Jack Theis, former Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Obama, has joined the national law firm of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila (RSHC). As a partner in the Chicago office, he will concentrate his practice on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, antitrust and competition law, and risk and reputation management.
    Full story: Jack Theis, Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel, Joins RSHC
    • February 2018

    Dave Resnicoff Published Article, De-Risking Executives From Personal Liability For Compliance Failures

    RSHC Partner Dave Resnicoff published the recent brief article, “De-Risking Executives From Personal Liability For Compliance Failures,” in the January-March 2018 Issue of Risk & Compliance Magazine. Executives have never been at higher personal risk for compliance failures. Compliance efforts typically focus on reducing the risk of corporate liability. But often there is little attention paid to reducing the risk of individual executive liability. Dave suggests several practical, common sense steps in-house counsel and compliance personnel can recommend to their executive teams to reduce their own risk, and at the same reduce risk to their organizations.
    Full story: Dave Resnicoff Published Article, De-Risking Executives From Personal Liability For Compliance Failures
    • February 2018

    Ron Safer, Speaker at Spring CWC Women’s Project 5th Anniversary Symposium

    RSHC Partner Ron Safer will be a co-panelist along with the Hon. Christopher Plourd discussing “The Need for Forensic Science Reform and How to Get There” at the March 16 Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) Spring CLE Symposium to be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. False forensic science is a leading factor contributing to the wrongful conviction of women. Mr. Safer worked with the Northwestern Center on Wrongful Convictions to exonerate Julie Rea Harper and Kristine Bunch, both of whom were victims of wrongful convictions based on junk science.
    Full story: Ron Safer, Speaker at Spring CWC Women’s Project 5th Anniversary Symposium
    • February 2018

    RSHC Partner Testifies Before the Missouri Senate on the Public Policy Behind Statutes of Limitations.

    RSHC Partner Brian Watson testified before the Missouri Senate on the public policy behind statutes of limitations and Senate Bill 934, which would reduce the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits from five years to three years in Missouri.
    Full story: RSHC Partner Testifies Before the Missouri Senate on the Public Policy Behind Statutes of Limitations.
    • February 2018

    Ed Casmere, Speaker at March 2018 Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference

    On March 8 and 9, Ed Casmere will be part of a panel addressing “Premise Liability: Where Are the Claims Headed?” at Perrin Conferences’ Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California.
    Full story: Ed Casmere, Speaker at March 2018 Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference
    • February 2018

    ISBA Bench & Bar Article: Evidence Necessary to Defeat Summary Judgment

    The January 2018 Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar newsletter featured an article on the recent Illinois Appellate Court’s decision in Allen v. Cam Girls, LLC d/b/a Jazzercise Glenview, et al., 2017 IL App (1st) 163340 (Dec. 26, 2017) by RSHC attorney Stephanie Jones.
    Full story: ISBA Bench & Bar Article: Evidence Necessary to Defeat Summary Judgment