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    RSHC Honored as “Midsize Heavyweight” by BTI Consulting

    Legal industry consultants BTI Consulting Group have honored RSHC as one of just 37 midsize firms nationwide that business clients say give them “the same level of confidence and reliability as the big firms.” In the Midsize Heavyweight list released this week, BTI notes that these firms “are uber-responsive, dig deep, hard, and fast to find the answers” and that clients look to them “for a wide variety of risky, delicate, and thorny matters – including highly customized advice about reopening and related issues.”
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    Bruce Wagman Speaker at NJC Animal Law: Livestock Webcast

    On May 20 RSHC’s Bruce Wagman will present to judges nationwide through the National Judicial College, a webcast summarizing the exemplary state laws addressing the use and treatment of animals raised for food. This is the tenth in a series of animal law judicial educational sessions supported by RSHC’s work, providing legal education covering a variety of topics in the growing field of animal law.
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    Kelly Warner Speaker at MER Conference, Offers Insights on Preparing for Rule 30(b)(6) Records Custodian Depositions

    RSHC Partner Kelly Warner will be a speaker at the May 5, 2020 MER Conference Virtual session, “Preparing for Your Rule 30(b)(6) Records Custodian Deposition.” The panel will discuss how records custodians should prepare to testify to avoid potential traps and pitfalls, in particular in the context of a challenge to the sufficiency of a party’s document production.
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    CARES Act and Title IX and Title VI Compliance: Considerations for Independent and Faith-Based Schools Receiving Funds

    Independent and faith-based schools applying for and receiving Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) funds should be mindful that as recipients of federal funds, they need to comply with certain federal nondiscrimination laws, including Title IX and Title VI. COVID-19 has created new and complex legal issues for the education community with obtaining and utilizing government funding opportunities under the CARES Act.
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    Craig Jeffrey Selected for Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board

    RSHC is proud to announce that Craig Jeffrey, a real estate partner with two decades of experience, has been selected to serve as a member of Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board. Craig looks forward to supporting Law360 in improving its news coverage.
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    Greg Curtner Celebrating 50 Years In Practice, Editorial Profile in Michigan Leading Lawyers

    Congratulations to RSHC Partner Greg Curtner on 50 years of dedication to the practice of law. Greg has focused on being a champion for the legal profession and mentoring future generations of lawyers. Enjoy reading his Michigan Leading Lawyers editorial profile about his successful legal career filled with an array of high-profile lawsuits and interesting antitrust and sports law cases. Read more
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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