RSHC in the news

    • April 2020

    Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner on COVID-19 and Compliance: Lessons from Great Recession

    Reflecting on lessons learned from the 2007-09 Great Recession, RSHC Partners Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner share eight recommendations in their Law360 commentary to help compliance officers who need to do more with less.
    Full story: Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Dave Resnicoff and Kelly Warner on COVID-19 and Compliance: Lessons from Great Recession
    • April 2020

    SCOTUS: Was Age a Factor? Federal Employees May Recover with Less Than But-For Showing

    On April 6, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Babb v. Wilkie that a federal worker aged 40 and older only needs to show age discrimination was a consideration in a unfavorable employment-related decision to seek relief against the federal government. The Court’s decision does not apply to private, state, and local government employees, but there are key takeaways for all employers.
    Full story: SCOTUS: Was Age a Factor? Federal Employees May Recover with Less Than But-For Showing
    • April 2020

    RSHC Senior Partners Recognized in Lawdragon's Top 500 Lawyers in America

    RSHC congratulates Joe Cancila, Patricia Brown Holmes, Joseph McCoy, Bob Riley, and Ron Safer for being recognized among the Top 500 Lawyers in America. This extraordinary benchmark of professional excellence comes from Lawdragon, a leading publisher of legal industry insights and news.
    Full story: RSHC Senior Partners Recognized in Lawdragon's Top 500 Lawyers in America
    • April 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Limelight in Lawdragon 500

    Born determined and with a deep competitive drive, RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes is a natural leader. She's also an innovator. This recent feature in Lawdragon 500 magazine highlights her journey to becoming the first African-American female founder and managing partner of a major national law firm and her relentless focus on THE NOW.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Limelight in Lawdragon 500
    • April 2020

    Expedited Bond Process for At-Risk, Non-Violent Inmates

    RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen spoke with the ABA Journal about the urgency of Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy K. Martin’s order to make COVID-19 based jail motions for at-risk, non-violent inmates.
    Full story: Expedited Bond Process for At-Risk, Non-Violent Inmates
    • April 2020

    Brian O’Connor Watson, Editorial Profile in Emerging Lawyers

    Since day one, Brian Watson has enjoyed walking the tightrope as a thoughtful litigator and negotiator and tenacious trial lawyer for clients. Enjoy reading about Brian’s secrets to a successful outcome, advice on rules of engagement, lessons learned, and inherited family “fix-it gene” in the Emerging Lawyer profile.
    Full story: Brian O’Connor Watson, Editorial Profile in Emerging Lawyers
    • April 2020

    COVID-19 and its Potential Impact on Contractual Agreements and Force Majeure Clauses

    RSHC’s Nick Kahlon and Matt Kennison discuss whether the effects of COVID-19 may trigger force majeure provisions or otherwise excuse performance and the principles (is the event identified, unforeseeable and outside of the party’s control or fault) that will help inform the determination.
    Full story: COVID-19 and its Potential Impact on Contractual Agreements and Force Majeure Clauses
    • April 2020

    RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen and Allison Siebeneck Author Amicus Brief For Clients Supporting Cook County Public Defender’s Position on Jail Population and COVID-19

    Recently RSHC represented four amici curiae (“friends of the court”) clients supporting the request of Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli to immediately address COVID-19 risks associated with persons incarcerated in the Cook County Jail.
    Full story: RSHC’s Jeff Urdangen and Allison Siebeneck Author Amicus Brief For Clients Supporting Cook County Public Defender’s Position on Jail Population and COVID-19
    • April 2020

    Fraud Alert: New Schemes Trying to Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis

    The ABA Journal spoke with RSHC’s Ron Safer and other former federal prosecutors about the increase in schemes and scams being attempted during the current crisis.
    Full story: Fraud Alert: New Schemes Trying to Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis
    • March 2020

    Bruce Wagman Presenting National Judicial College Webcast, Animal Care in Shelters & the Pandemic

    On April 8 RSHC’s Bruce Wagman will present a free webcast designed for judges, “The Roles Judges Play in Ensuring that Animal-Related Essential Services Remain in Effect During ‘Stay at Home’ Orders.”
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Presenting National Judicial College Webcast, Animal Care in Shelters & the Pandemic
    • March 2020

    ABA Journal Discusses Role of Law Firms During Pandemic with Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes discusses what makes law firms essential businesses during the pandemic with the ABA Journal.
    Full story: ABA Journal Discusses Role of Law Firms During Pandemic with Patricia Brown Holmes
    • March 2020

    Price Controls and Protections Against Price-Gouging in Illinois in Wake of COVID-19

    RSHC's Nick Kahlon and Valerie Brummel discuss information about price controls and protections against price-gouging in Illinois in the wake of COVID-19. See the attached for more information.
    Full story: Price Controls and Protections Against Price-Gouging in Illinois in Wake of COVID-19
    • March 2020

    RSHC Founder, Ron Safer, featured in Chicago Sun Times

    RSHC Founding Partner Ron Safer, a former federal prosecutor, was featured in a recent Chicago Sun Times article about the First Step Act.
    Full story: RSHC Founder, Ron Safer, featured in Chicago Sun Times
    • March 2020

    Notice: COVID-19

    We realize this is a difficult time for us all. Businesses, communities, and families are all coping with the unknowns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP is continually assessing this unprecedented situation and remaining flexible in the face of uncertainty. Rest assured our priorities are continuing to provide exceptional client service, while ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of our personnel and their families as well as that of our clients and friends.
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    • March 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Panelist at CBA Women’s Summit

    Patricia Brown Holmes will be part of an esteemed female managing partners panel at the March 6 CBA Women’s Summit, “Learning Your Leadership Language,” at the Chicago Athletic Club. Justice Joy V. Cunningham will moderate the conversation as co-panelists share their unique paths to achieving leadership positions in the law and provide advice on how to carve out an authentic leadership strategy.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Panelist at CBA Women’s Summit