News & Highlights

Bob Riley, Moderating Transforming the Marketing Function 2017 Roundtable

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, October, 2017

RSHC Partner, Bob Riley, will moderate a panel of CMOs and industry professionals, who will examine value-based pricing of legal services and evolving approaches to marketing and business development programs, on October 24 at the Metropolitan Club. The limited enrollment roundtable will discuss four key topics: creating added value for the client; technology as an enabler vs. a disruptor in business development; RFPs and re-proposals; and staffing: new profiles with technology expertise.

Jake Kahn, Speaker at 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, October, 2017

RSHC Partner, Jake Kahn, will be leading the afternoon micro session, “Demystifying the Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Rule as Applied in the Futures Industry,” on November 3 at the 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The conference will provide regulatory updates and information on recent trends in enforcement targeted to attorneys, compliance professionals, accountants in the commodities industry, fraud examiners and regulatory professionals.

Holmes and Safer Members of Coalition of Leaders to Bring Amazon HQ2 to Chicago

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, October, 2017

On September 30, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner announced the formation of an unprecedented 600-person committee of public and private sector leaders to demonstrate Chicago is the best place for Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. Deputy Mayor Robert S. Rivkin, and Deputy Governor Leslie Munger, will lead the bid effort. Patricia Brown Holmes and Ron Safer are proud to be among the select business leaders, who will speak with a powerful and unified voice, to highlight Chicago’s many strengths and the value of doing business in Illinois.

Ronald Safer 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Honoree

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, September, 2017

RSHC Partner, Ron Safer, has been selected as one of nine honorees of the 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award given by the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation. Conceived by his former law clerks, the award was first presented in September of 2000 to honor Chicago native and former United States Supreme Court Justice Stevens for his lifetime accomplishments in improving the system of justice. The October 10 18th annual luncheon ceremony celebrates Illinois attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary integrity and service to the community throughout their careers. Ron joins an esteemed group of former recipients and 2017 honorees, including Hon. Ruben Castillo, Robert A. Clifford, Hon. Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr., Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow, Richard J. Prendergast, Larry R. Rogers, Sr., Hon. Mary Jane Theis, and Dan K. Webb, in receiving the award.

Chicago Wins Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Imposition of Unconstitutional Conditions on Federal Funding

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, September, 2017

On Friday, September 15, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber enjoined the U.S. Attorney General from imposing new conditions on federal funding. If imposed, the new conditions would threaten the sovereignty of Chicago and undermine its commitment to embracing immigrants within its borders. In awarding preliminary relief against the U.S. Attorney General, the Court found that Chicago will likely succeed in demonstrating that the new conditions are unconstitutional at trial. The preliminary injunction applies nationwide to any jurisdiction seeking funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

Safer Argues City of Chicago Faces an “Unconstitutional Choice"

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, September, 2017

On Monday, September 11, RSHC Partner, Ronald Safer, asked U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber for a nation-wide injunction to stop the Trump Administration from denying law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities.

RSHC Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court for City of Chicago and Other Municipalities Against Travel Ban

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, September, 2017

On Friday, September 8, Chicago led 44 cities and counties, in addition to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities, in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court challenging President Trump’s Executive Order banning individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the country and suspending the admission of refugees into the U.S. In their united brief, the municipalities argue that the Executive Order discriminates against Muslims and violates the religious freedom protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The brief was prepared with the pro bono assistance of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila.

RSHC Prevails in 7th Circuit Appeal – Krik v. Exxon Mobil Corp

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, September, 2017

Congrats to the RSHC team for a significant victory in the 7th Circuit.

Eight RSHC Partners Named to Best Lawyers® 2018 List

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August, 2017

Eight RSHC partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in six areas of selection. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Matt Fischer Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August, 2017

RSHC is pleased to announce that Matt Fischer, a founding partner, has been awarded the highest overall rating by his peers and named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Chicago Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions–Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Matt was previously recognized in 2013 for this honor. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Cheryl Walker - A 2017 Most Influential Business Women Awards Honoree

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August, 2017

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.

RSHC HELPS CITY OF CHICAGO FILE LAWSUIT TO PREVENT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM VIOLATING FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August, 2017

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.

RSHC EXPANDS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION PRACTICES AND BOOSTS DEEP DIVERSITY

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, July, 2017

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, competition, and distribution practice.

Yield No More 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, July, 2017

RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will be speaking at The Executive Leadership Council's Yield No More 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum on July 19, 2017 held at Venue SIX10 in Chicago.

PLI’s Insider Trading Law 2017

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, July, 2017

RSHC Partner, Ryan Poscablo, will serve as a panelist for the Practicing Law Institute’s live webcast entitled “Insider Trading Law 2017” on July 21, 2017, 9:00 to 12:30 pm (EST).

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