• February 2021

    The Biden Administration and the Tech Industry by Jack Theis

    In his Built In article, “What Biden Means for Tech,” RSHC Partner Jack Theis discusses the how the Biden Administration’s legislative, regulatory, and enforcement priorities will impact the tech industry, and the proactive steps tech firms can take to prepare. Jack counsels that the tech industry can expect new antitrust legislation, financial services regulation, increased enforcement actions and congressional investigations, and federal data privacy and cybersecurity initiatives.
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    • February 2021

    NBA YLD Power Hour with Patricia Brown Holmes

    The National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is spotlighting RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes at their February 25 Power Hour fireside chat. As part of an ongoing series of engaging conversations between young lawyers and established leaders, this Q&A will focus on Judge Holmes’ experience in the legal profession and her advice for those beginning to climb the career ladder.
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    • February 2021

    Bruce Wagman and Brandy Kuentzel present on “Community Cats Programs in California” at the California Animal Welfare Association

    RSHC attorney and San Francisco SPCA General Counsel will be discussing what encompasses operating a legally compliant community cat program (CCP) in California. There will be an in depth discussion on the legalities of community cats in California, ways to standardize CCPs across the state to uplift communities who do not yet have them, avoid legal challenges in CCPs communities, and ways to defend CCPs if they are ever legally challenged.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman and Brandy Kuentzel present on “Community Cats Programs in California” at the California Animal Welfare Association
    • February 2021

    RSHC's 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers, Holmes and Safer Receive Top Ranking

    We are proud to announce 12 RSHC attorneys have been selected to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and 2021 Illinois Rising Stars lists. For the 11th time, Patricia Brown Holmes has been ranked a Top 50 Women Super Lawyer. Both Ron Safer and Patricia Brown Holmes have been recognized as Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers.
    Full story: RSHC's 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers, Holmes and Safer Receive Top Ranking
    • February 2021

    Deborah Bone and Kelly Warner Offer Insights on Limiting Liability for Remote Learning Providers

    Writing in the tech industry outlet Built In, RSHC Partners Deborah Bone and Kelly Warner offer some best practices for technology platforms to avoid litigation over student data privacy concerns.
    Full story: Deborah Bone and Kelly Warner Offer Insights on Limiting Liability for Remote Learning Providers
    • January 2021

    RSHC Litigator Matt Kennison Elected Partner

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Matt Kennison (White Collar Investigations and Antitrust Litigation) to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Join us in congratulating Matt!
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    • January 2021

    RSHC Attorneys Pen "3 Ways Law Firms Can Guard Against Burnout"

    In an article for the January edition of Of Counsel: The Legal and Practice Management Report, RSHC Attorneys Joy Anderson, Kate Stimeling, and Brian Watson encourage firms to adopt practices that promote healthy habits to prevent burnout.
    Full story: RSHC Attorneys Pen "3 Ways Law Firms Can Guard Against Burnout"
    • January 2021

    Yakov Wiegmann and Matthew Lee Publish Law360 Piece on Coming Mortgage Crisis

    In "2 Calif. Rulings Offer Lessons As Foreclosure Crisis Looms," Yakov Wiegmann and Matthew Lee discuss consumer protection regulations relevant to lenders and mortgage servicers seeking to limit legal exposure in foreclosures caused by the pandemic.
    Full story: Yakov Wiegmann and Matthew Lee Publish Law360 Piece on Coming Mortgage Crisis
    • January 2021

    RSHC Strengthens Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice with New Partner Nafiz Cekirge

    Noted lending industry litigator Nafiz Cekirge joins RSHC as a partner managing his practice from both coasts in the firm's New York and Los Angeles/Irvine offices. Cekirge has served as lead counsel in more than 200 mortgage mass actions in state and federal courts throughout the country and gained national recognition in the mortgage mass action area for his novel use of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) to remove many of these mass actions to federal court.
    Full story: RSHC Strengthens Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice with New Partner Nafiz Cekirge
    • January 2021

    Patricia Brown Holmes Shares Lessons Learned from the Pandemic with Law360

    Law360 invited RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes and other law firm leaders to answer five questions about lessons learned one year into the pandemic. Enjoy watching Patricia’s video clips.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Shares Lessons Learned from the Pandemic with Law360
    • December 2020

    RSHC Litigator Eli Litoff Elected Partner

    RSHC is delighted to announce the promotion of Eli Litoff (Litigation - Class Action, Commercial Litigation, and White Collar) to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Join us in congratulating Eli!
    Full story: RSHC Litigator Eli Litoff Elected Partner
    • December 2020

    RSHC Featured in Lawdragon 15th Anniversary Edition

    Lawdragon’s feature on Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, “Law Firm So Real,” highlights the Firm’s unique origin as a true "blank slate" and its continuing commitments to helping clients achieve their goals, maintaining professional excellence in all areas of work, and advancing a Firm culture that is built on authentic diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Full story: RSHC Featured in Lawdragon 15th Anniversary Edition
    • December 2020

    Deborah Bone and Joshua Roquemore publish "How to Navigate Automotive AR's Legal Challenges" in Built In

    In "How to Navigate Automotive AR's Legal Challenges," RSHC Attorneys Deborah Bone and Joshua Roquemore discuss the numerous legal challenges posed by fast-moving augmented reality technology.
    Full story: Deborah Bone and Joshua Roquemore publish "How to Navigate Automotive AR's Legal Challenges" in Built In
    • December 2020

    King, McCoy, Perry, and Randolph Named 2020 Notable Minorities in Law by Crain’s

    Congratulations to four RSHC Partners, Alan King, Joseph McCoy, Rod Perry, and Simone Randolph, on their recognition as 2020 Notable Minorities in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. They are among 56 Chicago area professionals honored for their professional achievements, leadership, and service to others. All those selected demonstrate the ability and power to effect change, serve as a role model or mentor, and actively participate in the greater Chicago community.
    Full story: King, McCoy, Perry, and Randolph Named 2020 Notable Minorities in Law by Crain’s
    • December 2020

    Joe Cancila Selected BTI Client Service All-Star 2020

    RSHC congratulates Joe Cancila on his selection as one of this year’s BTI Client Service All-Stars, a high honor that can only be given by clients, who single out attorneys delivering the absolute best client service. A BTI Client Service-All Star stands out above others because of their keen understanding of business impacts and unwavering commitment to client objectives.
    Full story: Joe Cancila Selected BTI Client Service All-Star 2020
    • December 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Featured on Bloomberg’s Black Lawyers Speak, Episode 1, Uncommon Law

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes shares some candid stories from her groundbreaking career as part of the Bloomberg Industry Group five-episode narrative podcast project, “Uncommon Law.” Her experiences, along with those of other Black lawyers at elite law firms, offer important reminders about the past and great hopes for the future as the legal profession embraces diversity, inclusion and change.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Featured on Bloomberg’s Black Lawyers Speak, Episode 1, Uncommon Law
    • December 2020

    Alan King and Steve Hankins Selected as Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

    RSHC congratulates Alan King and Steve Hankins on their selection and recognition among the Top 500 Employment Lawyers in America. Lawdragon, a leading publisher of legal-industry guides and news, released this new 13th guide to reflect the dominancy of a handful of law firms with profoundly strong employment practices.
    Full story: Alan King and Steve Hankins Selected as Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers
    • December 2020

    Yakov Wiegmann Presenting at Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada Webinar

    On December 16, RSHC Partner Yakov Wiegmann will provide an overview of the Johnson v. Monsanto California appellate decision. The discussion will address the limitations on plaintiffs’ ability to recover damages for future pain and suffering.
    Full story: Yakov Wiegmann Presenting at Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada Webinar
    • December 2020

    Bob Riley Speaking at 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Virtual Conference - Diversity & Inclusion Panel

    RSHC Founding Partner Bob Riley is speaking at the 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Conference on December 4. Bob will discuss how the professional excellence that clients demand requires teams that are authentically diverse and inclusive. This is not a numbers game. It is a fundamental premise that must permeate talent development and professional opportunity at every level of a law firm.
    Full story: Bob Riley Speaking at 14th Annual Leading Law Firms Virtual Conference - Diversity & Inclusion Panel
    • December 2020

    Best Lawyers Features RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes in "Best Law Firms" Issue

    Best Lawyers' new "Best Law Firms" issue chronicles the distinguished career of RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes in a new profile. Tracing Holmes' journey from high school to law school, prosecutorial work to the judicial bench and private practice, this article also explores the judge's legendary resilience, public service, and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the profession.
    Full story: Best Lawyers Features RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes in "Best Law Firms" Issue