• February 2018

    Joseph Q. McCoy, Panelist for The Chicago Committee’s 2018 Law Firm Boot Camp for Junior Associates

    RSHC partner Joseph Q. McCoy will be a panelist for the March 2 Chicago Committee’s “Law Firm Boot Camp for Junior Associates” to be held at Ropes & Gray.
    Full story: Joseph Q. McCoy, Panelist for The Chicago Committee’s 2018 Law Firm Boot Camp for Junior Associates
    • February 2018

    Kate Stimeling and RSHC, Hosting 4th Annual USF Law Review Alumni & Student Mixer

    RSHC Partner Kate Stimeling, former USF Law Review managing editor, and RSHC are pleased to host the April 13 University of San Francisco (USF) Law Review Alumni-Student Mixer at its San Francisco office. Current and past members are invited to celebrate and share their Law Review experiences. Registration is now open.
    Full story: Kate Stimeling and RSHC, Hosting 4th Annual USF Law Review Alumni & Student Mixer
    • 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

    Patricia Holmes, GC Roundtable Moderator at 2018 NBA Gateway to Success Conference

    RSHC Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will moderate the General Counsel Roundtable at the March 23 National Bar Association’s Corporate Law Section Seventh Gateway to Success Conference, “Take Your Advanced Career to the Highest Level,” at the Kimpton Aertson Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The distinguished six-member roundtable will discuss the next steps Corporate and Outside Counsel need to take to reach the General Counsel level.
    Full story: Patricia Holmes, GC Roundtable Moderator at 2018 NBA Gateway to Success Conference
    • February 2018

    Jack Theis, Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel, Joins RSHC

    Jack Theis, former Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Obama, has joined the national law firm of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila (RSHC). As a partner in the Chicago office, he will concentrate his practice on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, antitrust and competition law, and risk and reputation management.
    Full story: Jack Theis, Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel, Joins RSHC
    • February 2018

    Dave Resnicoff Published Article, De-Risking Executives From Personal Liability For Compliance Failures

    RSHC Partner Dave Resnicoff published the recent brief article, “De-Risking Executives From Personal Liability For Compliance Failures,” in the January-March 2018 Issue of Risk & Compliance Magazine. Executives have never been at higher personal risk for compliance failures. Compliance efforts typically focus on reducing the risk of corporate liability. But often there is little attention paid to reducing the risk of individual executive liability. Dave suggests several practical, common sense steps in-house counsel and compliance personnel can recommend to their executive teams to reduce their own risk, and at the same reduce risk to their organizations.
    Full story: Dave Resnicoff Published Article, De-Risking Executives From Personal Liability For Compliance Failures
    • 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
    • February 2018

    RSHC Partner Testifies Before the Missouri Senate on the Public Policy Behind Statutes of Limitations.

    RSHC Partner Brian Watson testified before the Missouri Senate on the public policy behind statutes of limitations and Senate Bill 934, which would reduce the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits from five years to three years in Missouri.
    Full story: RSHC Partner Testifies Before the Missouri Senate on the Public Policy Behind Statutes of Limitations.
    • February 2018

    Ed Casmere, Speaker at March 2018 Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference

    On March 8 and 9, Ed Casmere will be part of a panel addressing “Premise Liability: Where Are the Claims Headed?” at Perrin Conferences’ Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California.
    Full story: Ed Casmere, Speaker at March 2018 Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference
    • February 2018

    ISBA Bench & Bar Article: Evidence Necessary to Defeat Summary Judgment

    The January 2018 Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar newsletter featured an article on the recent Illinois Appellate Court’s decision in Allen v. Cam Girls, LLC d/b/a Jazzercise Glenview, et al., 2017 IL App (1st) 163340 (Dec. 26, 2017) by RSHC attorney Stephanie Jones.
    Full story: ISBA Bench & Bar Article: Evidence Necessary to Defeat Summary Judgment
    • 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