RSHC in the news

    • September 2017

    Ronald Safer 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Honoree

    RSHC Partner, Ron Safer, has been selected as one of nine honorees of the 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award given by the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation.
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    • September 2017

    Chicago Wins Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Imposition of Unconstitutional Conditions on Federal Funding

    On Friday, September 15, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber enjoined the U.S. Attorney General from imposing new conditions on federal funding. If imposed, the new conditions would threaten the sovereignty of Chicago and undermine its commitment to embracing immigrants within its borders. In awarding preliminary relief against the U.S. Attorney General, the Court found that Chicago will likely succeed in demonstrating that the new conditions are unconstitutional at trial. The preliminary injunction applies nationwide to any jurisdiction seeking funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
    Full story: Chicago Wins Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Imposition of Unconstitutional Conditions on Federal Funding
    • September 2017

    Safer Argues City of Chicago Faces an “Unconstitutional Choice"

    On Monday, September 11, RSHC Partner, Ronald Safer, asked U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber for a nation-wide injunction to stop the Trump Administration from denying law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities
    Full story: Safer Argues City of Chicago Faces an “Unconstitutional Choice"
    • September 2017

    RSHC Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court for City of Chicago and Other Municipalities Against Travel Ban

    On Friday, September 8, Chicago led 44 cities and counties, in addition to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities, in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court challenging President Trump’s Executive Order banning individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the country and suspending the admission of refugees into the U.S. In their united brief, the municipalities argue that the Executive Order discriminates against Muslims and violates the religious freedom protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The brief was prepared with the pro bono assistance of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila.
    Full story: RSHC Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court for City of Chicago and Other Municipalities Against Travel Ban
    • September 2017

    RSHC Prevails in 7th Circuit Appeal – Krik v. Exxon Mobil Corp

    Congrats to the RSHC team for a significant victory in the 7th Circuit.
    Full story: RSHC Prevails in 7th Circuit Appeal – Krik v. Exxon Mobil Corp
    • August 2017

    Eight RSHC Partners Named to Best Lawyers® 2018 List

    Eight RSHC partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in six areas of selection. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
    Full story: Eight RSHC Partners Named to Best Lawyers® 2018 List
    • August 2017

    Matt Fischer Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

    RSHC is pleased to announce that Matt Fischer, a founding partner, has been awarded the highest overall rating by his peers and named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Chicago Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions–Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Matt was previously recognized in 2013 for this honor. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
    Full story: Matt Fischer Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®
    • August 2017

    Cheryl Walker - A 2017 Most Influential Business Women Awards Honoree

    New RSHC Of Counsel, Cheryl D. S. Walker, received the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women Award on August 11 before an audience of 650 people. She was among the remarkable women honorees recognized for excelling in careers in business. The most successful St. Louis female business leaders didn't ascend to their current posts overnight. For many, it was a long, hard road.
    Full story: Cheryl Walker - A 2017 Most Influential Business Women Awards Honoree
    • August 2017

    RSHC HELPS CITY OF CHICAGO FILE LAWSUIT TO PREVENT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM VIOLATING FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

    The City of Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit to prevent President Donald Trump's Justice Department from making a federal crime prevention grant that is critical to public safety efforts conditional on unrelated and unlawful immigration enforcement actions. Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila and WilmerHale are providing their services to the City of Chicago pro bono to assist in this important effort.
    Full story: RSHC HELPS CITY OF CHICAGO FILE LAWSUIT TO PREVENT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM VIOLATING FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS
    • July 2017

    RSHC EXPANDS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION PRACTICES AND BOOSTS DEEP DIVERSITY

    RSHC has hired 11 new attorneys, including Joseph Q. McCoy, the former managing partner of the Chicago office of Bryan Cave LLP, and seven other Bryan Cave attorneys who bring significant business and transactional experience to the firm’s core strength in litigation. The firm has also hired new partner Gregory L. Curtner, formerly head of the antitrust and trade regulation and sports practices at Schiff Hardin LLP, together with a former Schiff Hardin associate, to join the rapidly growing firm. Greg is leading the antitrust and competition practice.
    Full story: RSHC EXPANDS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION PRACTICES AND BOOSTS DEEP DIVERSITY
    • July 2017

    Yield No More 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will be speaking at The Executive Leadership Council's Yield No More 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum on July 19, 2017 held at Venue SIX10 in Chicago.
    Full story: Yield No More 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum
    • July 2017

    PLI’s Insider Trading Law 2017

    RSHC Partner, Ryan Poscablo, will serve as a panelist for the Practicing Law Institute’s live webcast entitled “Insider Trading Law 2017” on July 21, 2017, 9:00 to 12:30 pm (EST).
    Full story: PLI’s Insider Trading Law 2017
    • June 2017

    ABA Criminal Justice Section, Corporate Monitorships Program

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will co-moderate the June 15 ABA Criminal Justice Section complimentary CLE program entitled “Corporate Monitorships, The Nuts and Bolts” sponsored by The Women in White Collar Subcommittee. The use of corporate monitorships by judicial and regulatory government agencies as a method to ensure an organization’s compliance with settlement agreements and orders resolving corporate criminal or regulatory accountability continues to rise.
    Full story: ABA Criminal Justice Section, Corporate Monitorships Program
    • June 2017

    Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Webcast

    RSHC Partner, Alison Maddeford, will be a panelist for The Knowledge Group’s live webcast entitled "Essential Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: What Lies Ahead in 2017?" on June 27, 2017, 12:00 to 2:00 pm (EST). The discussion will provide an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as essential developments in patent subject matter eligibility.
    Full story: Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Webcast
    • June 2017

    RSHC Amicus Brief Cited by 9th Circuit in Decision Upholding Injunction Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila had the privilege of working with the City of Chicago in preparing an important amicus brief on behalf of the Cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and other major U.S. cities and counties, who have been negatively affected by President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from six predominately Muslim countries. On June 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit mostly affirmed the district court’s injunction against enforcement of the travel ban. Citing the RSHC brief, the Court concluded that enforcement of the travel ban could “undermine trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities and inflict financial and social costs, such as loss of tourism dollars.”
    Full story: RSHC Amicus Brief Cited by 9th Circuit in Decision Upholding Injunction Against President Trump’s Travel Ban