RSHC in the news

    • March 2018

    Joseph Q. McCoy, Keynote Speaker at BLSA 3L & Alumni Legacy Banquet

    RSHC Partner and 1998 alumni, Joseph Q. McCoy, will be the keynote speaker for the April 12 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Black Law Students Association’s (BLSA) Annual Graduating Students Recognition and Alumni Banquet, “Lifting As We Climb.” This celebration recognizes the achievements of predecessors, current students, and the next generation.
    Full story: Joseph Q. McCoy, Keynote Speaker at BLSA 3L & Alumni Legacy Banquet
    • 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

    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

    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

    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
    • 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

    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
    • 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

    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
    • 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