• November 2020

    Meghan McMeel Speaking at Law & Economics Center Civil Justice Fest

    On November 16, RSHC Partner Meghan McMeel will be an LEC panelist discussing “The Role of Courts in Managing New Theories of Remedies: The Debates on Medical Financing, Social Inflation, Phantom Damages, and Other Emerging Trends.” The LEC Civil Justice Fest is a month of dialogues about America’s rapidly changing civil justice environment.
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    • November 2020

    Yakov Wiegmann, Meghan McMeel, and Former Summer Intern Co-Author Law360 Commentary on Kik Decision for Cryptocurrency

    RSHC Partners Yakov Wiegmann and Meghan McMeel, and 2020 RSHC Summer Intern Hannah Styler, co-authored the Law 360 article, "Kik Ruling Is a Step Toward Securities Law Clarity for Crypto," on the significant development in the legal issues surrounding the regulation of blockchain-based cryptocurrency.
    Full story: Yakov Wiegmann, Meghan McMeel, and Former Summer Intern Co-Author Law360 Commentary on Kik Decision for Cryptocurrency
    • November 2020

    RSHC Ranked in 2021 "Best Law Firms"

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in three practice areas and regionally in ten practice areas for our professional excellence, quality of legal practice, and breadth of legal expertise. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
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    • November 2020

    Meghan McMeel Co-Chair of Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Virtual Conference 2020

    RSHC Partner Meghan McMeel is Co-Chair of the 29th Annual ABA Toxic Tort and Environment Law Conference (TTEL) on November 10. Panels will take a condensed look at the legal developments affecting three hot topics: Cannabis, E-Cigarettes, and Glyphosate.
    Full story: Meghan McMeel Co-Chair of Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Virtual Conference 2020
    • October 2020

    Deborah Bone publishes "How to Ensure Your Data Collection Complies with COPPA," the next installment in her monthly column for Built In.

    RSHC Partner Deborah Bone's next monthly column, "How to Ensure Your Data Collection Complies with COPPA," was published on October 27 in the tech journal Built In. Platforms that collect user data from children under the age of 13 must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as COPPA. Bone outlines the law's requirements, and policies these platforms should adopt, including managing age filters, strengthening parental notifications, and other best practices.
    Full story: Deborah Bone publishes "How to Ensure Your Data Collection Complies with COPPA," the next installment in her monthly column for Built In.
    • October 2020

    Ryan Poscablo Speaking at PLI Insider Trading Law 2020

    RSHC Partner Ryan Poscablo will be a speaker on the “Advising Clients with Insider Trading Issues” panel at the October 28 Practising Law Institute (PLI) Insider Trading Law 2020 program. The panel will address critical issues, practical concerns including political intelligence, the impact of recent legal developments on advice, compliance program development, and avoiding pitfalls in governmental investigations.
    Full story: Ryan Poscablo Speaking at PLI Insider Trading Law 2020
    • October 2020

    Ed Casmere Explores Timeless Negotiation Concepts in October ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter

    RSHC Partner Ed Casmere shares his passion for negotiation in the October 2020 Illinois State Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Section Council Newsletter, “Civility, Sincerity, and Other Compelling Negotiation Concepts: Tips from an American President.” Ed briefly explores President Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address and how Civility, Weakness, Sincerity, Proof, and Fear are essential for a successful negotiation and bring opposing sides closer together.
    Full story: Ed Casmere Explores Timeless Negotiation Concepts in October ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter
    • October 2020

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila Secures Another Victory for Humane Society

    RSHC’s Bruce Wagman represented the Humane Society of the United States and several other animal protection groups in a successful defense of California's landmark farm animal protection law, Proposition 12. The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) had sought to overturn the prohibition on the sale in California of pork and veal products that come from animals who were kept in cruel confinement conditions.
    Full story: Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila Secures Another Victory for Humane Society
    • October 2020

    RSHC and FTI Insights on COVID-era Government Investigations and Enforcement

    RSHC Partner and former federal prosecutor Ryan Poscablo is moderating a virtual panel discussion, "A New Era of Investigations: Stimulus Funding and Global Enforcement" on Tuesday, October 27. Joining Ryan for this important conversation are RSHC's Kelly Warner and Allison Siebeneck, along with Nicole Wells and David Okhumale from the business advisory firm FTI Consulting.
    Full story: RSHC and FTI Insights on COVID-era Government Investigations and Enforcement
    • October 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Moderating Chicago Legal Market Conference Talent Opportunities and Challenges Panel

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will moderate the corporate counsel and law firm managing partners panel, “Talent Opportunities and Challenges,” at the October 14 Ninth Annual Chicago Legal Market Conference 2020. She will guide the panel discussion about changing culture and addressing racial inequality at law firms.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Moderating Chicago Legal Market Conference Talent Opportunities and Challenges Panel
    • October 2020

    Employment Lawyer Noreen Cull Joins RSHC in Chicago

    Noreen Cull joins the Labor & Employment group at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, bringing with her deep experience with virtually all aspects of state and federal employment laws. She counsels employers countering claims of equal employment opportunity discrimination, retaliatory discharge, workplace harassment, and wage-and-hour violations.
    Full story: Employment Lawyer Noreen Cull Joins RSHC in Chicago
    • October 2020

    Merili Seale, A 2020 40 Illinois Attorney Under Forty

    RSHC Partner Merili Seale has been selected as one of this year’s most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois by Law Bulletin Media’s 40 Under Forty Committee. Clients recognize her strategic legal acumen and commitment to client service. This year’s challenging annual competition involved 1,000 nominations received for attorneys throughout Illinois.
    Full story: Merili Seale, A 2020 40 Illinois Attorney Under Forty
    • October 2020

    Ryan Poscablo and Sandy Musumeci Named to 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers

    RSHC Partners Ryan Poscablo and Sandy Musumeci have been selected as 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and are Top Rated in the area of White Collar Crimes. 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, independent research evaluation, and peer reviews by practice area.
    Full story: Ryan Poscablo and Sandy Musumeci Named to 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers
    • September 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes’ Second Interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    In her October 12, 2015 Chicago Bar Association Justice & Law Weekly interview with RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes, former CBA President, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed about being an advocate for women’s rights. Enjoy listening to the entire 30-minute interview or various short segments here.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes’ Second Interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    • September 2020

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up to RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes In Revealing Two-Part Interview

    In a September 29, 2015 two-part Chicago Bar Association Justice and Law Weekly interview, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared with RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes, former CBA President, how she became the “Notorious RBG.” Enjoy listening to the entire 30-minute interview, or various short segments here.
    Full story: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up to RSHC’s Patricia Brown Holmes In Revealing Two-Part Interview
    • September 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Speaker at Leadership Illinois POM Conference

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will present “Women Leaders — Taking Charge After Leaning In” to the Leadership Illinois Class of 2020 Fellows at the September 23-25 “Power of the Marketplace” Virtual Conference.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Speaker at Leadership Illinois POM Conference
    • September 2020

    RSHC to Present September 22 Webinar for Lloyd's Market Association

    RSHC Attorneys Edward Casmere, Jennifer Steeve, Jeff Williams, Meghan McMeel, Jeffrey Morof, and Shalem Massey will be hosting an online webinar on September 22, 2020 for the Lloyd's Market Association on “Social Inflation, Punitive Damages, and U.S. Litigation Trends: Where are claims and verdicts headed?” They will discuss current trends in U.S. litigation and social inflation.
    Full story: RSHC to Present September 22 Webinar for Lloyd's Market Association
    • September 2020

    Renowned Employment Litigator Alan King Joins RSHC as Chair of Labor & Employment

    RSHC Partner Alan King brings more than three decades of experience serving clients to his new role leading the Labor & Employment group at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila. King is an accomplished trial lawyer who handles high-stakes cases for businesses, a skilled mediator in employment-related disputes, and a respected voice on issues of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
    Full story: Renowned Employment Litigator Alan King Joins RSHC as Chair of Labor & Employment
    • September 2020

    Valarie Hays, Sondra Hemeryck, and Kelly Warner Recognized Among Chicago’s Notable Women In Law 2020

    RSHC Partners Valarie Hays, Sondra Hemeryck, and Kelly Warner were selected as three of Chicago’s Notable Women in Law 2020 by Crain’s Chicago Business. Crain’s recognized 124 legal industry leaders who demonstrate professional excellence and serve as role models and mentors. We thank Val, Sondra, and Kelly for their extraordinary leadership and dedication to equality of opportunity and advancement for all.
    Full story: Valarie Hays, Sondra Hemeryck, and Kelly Warner Recognized Among Chicago’s Notable Women In Law 2020
    • September 2020

    RSHC Recognized As One of the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships by Law360

    RSHC named to the Top 10 in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot Report for law firms having the most diverse equity partnerships. In RSHC’s category of law firms with under 100 attorneys, RSHC was recognized as a leading firm for outpacing legal industry peers for creating opportunities and building a partnership with more diverse talent and perspectives.
    Full story: RSHC Recognized As One of the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships by Law360