• October 2019

    Azar Alexander SeattleU Lawyer Profile, A Part of Judge Keith’s Legacy

    Azar Alexander, RSHC Associate and Seattle University School of Law alumni, was featured in the school’s Fall 2019 edition of SeattleU Lawyer, “Learning from a Legend.” Azar had the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as a law clerk from 2018-2019 for his home state legal hero and civil rights legend, the late Hon. Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
    Full story: Azar Alexander SeattleU Lawyer Profile, A Part of Judge Keith’s Legacy
    • October 2019

    Shalem Massey Speaking at ABA/TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program

    RSHC Partner Shalem Massey will be a panelist at the October 24-25, 2019 ABA/TIPs program, “The Aviation Lawyer’s Operating Handbook: Learning to Litigate, Navigate, and Communicate,” to be held in Washington, DC. Shalem and his co-presenters will discuss the tripartite relationship, the issues which arise, and best practices at their session, “Keeping Formation: Navigating the Relationship of Insured, Insurer, and Outside Counsel.”
    Full story: Shalem Massey Speaking at ABA/TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program
    • October 2019

    RSHC Named to Commercial Litigation Honor Roll in BTI Litigation Outlook 2020

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila has been named by corporate counsel to the Honor Roll of BTI Consulting Group’s 10th annual BTI Litigation Outlook 2020 as a firm they turn to for their most pressing litigation needs. The firm has been recognized in the areas of Complex Commercial Litigation and Everyday Commercial Litigation.
    Full story: RSHC Named to Commercial Litigation Honor Roll in BTI Litigation Outlook 2020
    • September 2019

    Ryan Poscablo Selected to 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List

    Congratulations to RSHC Partner Ryan Poscablo on his selection to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list as a Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney. This recognition is limited to 5% of lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the United States. Annual selections are made using a rigorous, patented multiphase process that includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
    Full story: Ryan Poscablo Selected to 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List
    • September 2019

    RSHC Strengthens West-Coast Presence with Attorney Noted for Trial Strategy and Work on Federal Investigations, Criminal Defense

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announces the addition of a new partner, Jamal Sadat Muhammad. Jamal Muhammad brings with him experience in both the public sector and private practice, handling criminal trials and federal investigations, international investigations crossing multiple jurisdictions and countries, as well as civil investigations involving derivative shareholder litigation, sexual harassment, wire fraud, mail fraud, and honest services fraud.
    Full story: RSHC Strengthens West-Coast Presence with Attorney Noted for Trial Strategy and Work on Federal Investigations, Criminal Defense
    • September 2019

    Jake Kahn, Co-Chair and Speaker at 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law

    RSHC Partner Jake Kahn will serve as Conference Co-Chair and a Speaker at the 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives on October 17, 2019, hosted at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Jake will present on the topic: “At the Intersection of Antitrust and Derivatives Law.”
    Full story: Jake Kahn, Co-Chair and Speaker at 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • September 2019

    Greg Curtner Selected to 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers

    RSHC is proud to announce that RSHC Partner Greg Curtner has again been selected a 2019 Michigan Super Lawyer. He has been a Top Rated Antitrust Litigator for 14 consecutive years who embodies excellence in his practice of law. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers for this high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
    Full story: Greg Curtner Selected to 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers
    • August 2019

    RSHC Adds Innovation-Focused Intellectual Property Litigator

    Partner Louis A. Klapp joins Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila’s growing nationally-known intellectual property practice. A leader in the demanding IP litigation field, Louis’ practice is devoted to all aspects of patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes from pre-filing investigation through appeal.
    Full story: RSHC Adds Innovation-Focused Intellectual Property Litigator
    • August 2019

    The ABA passes a resolution urging Congress to enact new federal marijuana legislation

    The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution calling on Congress to end federal prohibition on marijuana by removing it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance and allowing States to opt out of the Controlled Substances Act. As more states legalize marijuana for medical and/or adult-use purposes, tensions between federal marijuana laws and state reforms have come to a head. Marijuana businesses face unique challenges related to banking services, tax deductions, and IP protections.
    Full story: The ABA passes a resolution urging Congress to enact new federal marijuana legislation
    • August 2019

    Matt Fischer Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” In Chicago For Third Time

    RSHC is pleased to announce that RSHC Partner Matt Fischer has been awarded the highest overall rating by his peers and named Best Lawyers’ 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants in the Chicago area. This is the third time that Matt has been honored as Lawyer of the Year, having been recognized in 2018 and 2013 for this same honor.
    Full story: Matt Fischer Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” In Chicago For Third Time
    • August 2019

    Nine RSHC Partners Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® List

    Nine RSHC partners continue to be recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in nine areas of selection and in three geographic regions. The Best Lawyers list has been published for over three decades and is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
    Full story: Nine RSHC Partners Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® List
    • August 2019

    Nathan Howze is a Panelist at ABA Cannabis & Hemp Law Conference

    RSHC Associate, Nathan Howze will be a panelist at the American Bar Association/Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section conference entitled “From Regs to Riches: Navigating the Rapidly Emerging Fields of Cannabis & Hemp Law.” On September 19-20 come join Nathan and a wide array of industry leaders including CEOs, general counsels, legislators, academics, and practicing lawyers in Chicago at what promises to be the premier CLE program on cannabis and hemp law this year.
    Full story: Nathan Howze is a Panelist at ABA Cannabis & Hemp Law Conference
    • July 2019

    RSHC Founding Partner Edward Casmere elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

    We are pleased to announce that our partner, Edward Casmere, was recently accepted into the membership of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is comprised of U.S. and international civil defense litigators, senior corporate counsel, and insurance claims executives. Dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism for lawyers and other professionals, the FDCC strives to achieve a balanced justice system in the defense of civil lawsuits.
    Full story: RSHC Founding Partner Edward Casmere elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    • July 2019

    RSHC Secures Dismissal of All Claims Against Bitcoin Exchange Founder

    RSHC’s Yakov Wiegmann, Amory Minot, and Matthew Lee have secured the final dismissal of conversion, breach of contract, and fraud claims against cryptocurrency pioneer Jered Kenna. Mr. Kenna was the founder of Tradehill, one of the earliest bitcoin exchanges. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. of the Northern District of California ruled that the four plaintiffs’ complaints were doomed for failure to pierce Tradehill’s corporate veil.
    Full story: RSHC Secures Dismissal of All Claims Against Bitcoin Exchange Founder
    • July 2019

    RSHC Ranked #1 in Two Categories in Vault’s “Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For” Rankings

    Vault’s “2020 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For” names RSHC tops several different categories. RSHC was named #1 in Best Midsize Law Firms for Diversity, and #1 in Best Midsize Law Firms for Pro Bono. RSHC was also named #14 in Best Midsize Law Firms for Technology and Innovation, #18 for Firm Culture, and #23 Overall.
    Full story: RSHC Ranked #1 in Two Categories in Vault’s “Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For” Rankings
    • July 2019

    RSHC Expands Product Liability Practice, Launches Southern California Presence

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announced the hiring of two new partners, Jeffrey W. Morof and Shalem A. Massey. Jeffrey W. Morof has spent his entire career defending aerospace clients and the aviation insurance market in product liability and commercial litigation matters, including serving as national counsel for two large aerospace manufacturers. Shalem A. Massey is a litigator with experience handling high-stakes and “bet the company” matters for businesses and insurers in the aerospace and technology industries.
    Full story: RSHC Expands Product Liability Practice, Launches Southern California Presence
    • July 2019

    RSHC Again Named A Best Firm for Minority Attorneys

    RSHC is working to change the face of the legal profession, literally, and figuratively. We are pleased to announce that RSHC has been named a Top Five firm for minority lawyers AND a Top Ten firm for minority equity partners.
    Full story: RSHC Again Named A Best Firm for Minority Attorneys
    • June 2019

    RSHC Client Bernard Williams Free on Bond After 23 Years Wrongfully Incarcerated

    Ron Safer and Eli Litoff are proud to be part of the team that secured Bernard Williams’ release from Cook County Jail on Friday. In February, the Court of Appeals vacated Mr. Williams’ murder conviction and granted a new trial, but a Cook County Judge ordered that Mr. Williams be held without bail until his new trial was completed.
    Full story: RSHC Client Bernard Williams Free on Bond After 23 Years Wrongfully Incarcerated
    • June 2019

    Raymond Rushing 2019 CCBA Junior Counselor Award Recipient

    RSHC is delighted to announce that the Cook County Bar Association’s Board of Directors selected RSHC Associate Raymond Rushing to receive the 2019 CCBA Junior Counselor Award, which recognizes a member of the Cook County Bar Association who has been admitted to practice law in Illinois for five (5) years or less, for outstanding service rendered to the legal profession and to the Bar Association. Raymond will be presented with this award at the CCBA’s 105th Annual Awards and Installation Banquet to be held on Thursday, June 20, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
    Full story: Raymond Rushing 2019 CCBA Junior Counselor Award Recipient
    • June 2019

    Merili Seale, A 2019 NBA 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award Recipient

    RSHC proudly announces that Partner Merili Seale has been recognized by the National Bar Association as one of the nation’s top 40 lawyers under the age of 40. The award commends those most deserving for their high achievement in the legal field based solely on merit, and their commitment to the practice of law, community service, and social change. Merili and fellow award recipients will be honored at the 10th Anniversary of the Awards ceremony on July 24 during the NBA’s 93rd Annual Convention in New York City.
    Full story: Merili Seale, A 2019 NBA 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award Recipient