RSHC in the news

    • January 2018

    Joseph McCoy, Panelist at 2018 CYOC Conference

    Joseph McCoy will be a speaker at the February 8-11 18th Annual Charting Your Own Career (CYOC) Conference to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, in Orlando, Florida.
    Full story: Joseph McCoy, Panelist at 2018 CYOC Conference
    • January 2018

    Backing Beaman’s Rights to Sue for Wrongful Conviction

    RSHC Partner Ron Safer, one of Alan Beaman’s attorneys from Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, along with eleven other former federal prosecutors back his efforts to sue former Normal police officers.
    Full story: Backing Beaman’s Rights to Sue for Wrongful Conviction
    • January 2018

    2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Top Ranking for Holmes (Top 50 Women)

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila is again proud to announce that eight partners have been selected for inclusion on the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list. For the last ten years, Patricia Brown Holmes has ranked in the Top 50 Women. The Super Lawyers multiphase selection process involves peer nominations, independent research on 12 indicators, evaluation by Blue Ribbon panel members, and final selection of only 5% of the attorneys in Illinois.
    Full story: 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Top Ranking for Holmes (Top 50 Women)
    • January 2018

    California Joins Other States Banning Inquiries Into Salary History

    2017 brought a flurry of new laws limiting employers’ ability to request or consider salary history, with California joining the fray at the new year. Employers across the country are revisiting their interview and application practices in certain cities and states, or even nationwide given this new trend.
    Full story: California Joins Other States Banning Inquiries Into Salary History
    • January 2018

    Leslie Davis, Speaker at 2018 ABA Section of Litigation Committees’ Joint CLE Seminar

    Leslie D. Davis will be a panelist at the January 26 Ethics Plenary session on “Ethical and Strategic Implications in Cases Involving Third Party Litigation Financing” at the 2018 ABA Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committee’s Joint CLE Seminar in Whistler, BC.
    Full story: Leslie Davis, Speaker at 2018 ABA Section of Litigation Committees’ Joint CLE Seminar
    • January 2018

    Patricia Brown Holmes, Panelist at JPM BOLD Illinois MLK Celebration: The Fierce Urgency of Now

    On Tuesday, January 9, in honor of Dr. King’s legacy, Patricia Brown Holmes and co-panelists, Gerald Chertavian, Steve Urrutia, and Karna Crawford, will discuss the importance of cultural intelligence in the workplace to help employees relate and work effectively across cultures. BOLD (Black Organization of Leadership Development) Illinois is a Business Resource Group of JPMorgan Chase and Co.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, Panelist at JPM BOLD Illinois MLK Celebration: The Fierce Urgency of Now
    • January 2018

    Supreme Court Limits Post-Sale Patent Rights

    On May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court struck another in a series of blows to patent owners this term and significantly broadened the doctrine of patent “exhaustion,” which bars a patentee from asserting patent rights over an article after an authorized sale of the article. The decision reversed longstanding Federal Circuit precedent permitting patent infringement actions if (1) a sale was subject to clearly communicated, lawful restrictions on post-sale use or resale; or (2) a sale was made overseas. The Supreme Court voided these safe harbors, finding them to be sales that exhausted patent rights, reasoning “patent exhaustion is uniform and automatic.” Slip Op. at 13. The Supreme Court’s decision not only has immediate ramifications for patent licensing and enforcement actions, but also is likely to have a cascading effect on worldwide supply chains, pricing and product availability in some countries.
    Full story: Supreme Court Limits Post-Sale Patent Rights
    • December 2017

    Meghan McMeel and Simone A. Randolph, New RSHC Partners

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Meghan McMeel (Product Liability) and Simone A. Randolph (Business Transactions) to Partner, effective January 1, 2018. Please join us in congratulating them!
    Full story: Meghan McMeel and Simone A. Randolph, New RSHC Partners
    • December 2017

    McCoy and Holmes, A Synergistic Team, 2017 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago

    Congratulations to RSHC Partners, Joseph McCoy and Patricia Brown Holmes, on their recognition in Crain’s Chicago Business inaugural edition of Chicago’s Most Influential Minority Lawyers. They are among 45 female and male lawyers recognized for their impressive achievements and dedication to diversity initiatives.
    Full story: McCoy and Holmes, A Synergistic Team, 2017 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago
    • December 2017

    Client Alert - Caution to All Employers: Title VII Confusion Continues

    On December 11, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether Title VII bans employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, leaving in place a pronounced circuit court split on the issue.
    Full story: Client Alert - Caution to All Employers: Title VII Confusion Continues
    • December 2017

    Cory and Joe Cancila, All Stars Project Founding 50 Members

    RSHC proudly recognizes Cory and Joe Cancila, long-time supporters of All Stars Project of Chicago and one of the first 50 families and businesses, who are generously supporting the Founding 50 Challenge campaign. The $500,000 Challenge Fund will help establish a Center for Afterschool Development in the Chicago Loop by 2020.
    Full story: Cory and Joe Cancila, All Stars Project Founding 50 Members
    • December 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Attorney, Special Prosecutor, Cancer Survivor – A Fighter, ABA Journal Feature December 2017

    In the last 30 years, Patricia Brown Holmes has lived a professional career that most attorneys never come close to experiencing. From youngest African-American woman serving as an associate judge in 1999 to special prosecutor in the Laquan McDonald case in 2017, she assesses the circumstances quickly and accurately and then takes appropriate action – skills that also helped her survive cancer.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Attorney, Special Prosecutor, Cancer Survivor – A Fighter, ABA Journal Feature December 2017
    • November 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Defender’s 2017 Newsmakers Honoree

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will be honored for her achievements in the legal industry at the annual Chicago Defender’s Newsmakers Awards GALA on Saturday, December 2.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Defender’s 2017 Newsmakers Honoree
    • November 2017

    Arthur Brown, Free After 29 Years for Wrongful Arson Conviction

    On Tuesday, November 14, Arthur Brown walked out of prison and into the arms of his family after serving over 29 years for a crime he did not commit. In an all too familiar story, Arthur was convicted based solely on a confession he gave after being beaten and choked by police officers. A team of lawyers from RSHC worked to free Arthur and unraveled the State’s case. After a lengthy hearing, RSHC lawyers convinced the Judge to vacate Arthur’s conviction. Kim Foxx and her staff dug into the facts and quickly dismissed the case.
    Full story: Arthur Brown, Free After 29 Years for Wrongful Arson Conviction
    • November 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes, Speaker at the NAWL 13th General Counsel Institute

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will speak at the November 9-10 National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 13th General Counsel Institute. The panel presentation, Using the Media to Litigate, will discuss the powerful influence of the media on law, both traditional journalism and social media.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, Speaker at the NAWL 13th General Counsel Institute