Robinson Curley is proud to announce that attorney Robert L. Margolis was awarded the prestigious Thomas R. Leavens Award by Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA) for distinguished service to the arts through LCA on October 23, 2019. Rob’s receipt of the Leavens Award is the culmination of 31 years of pro bono service to the arts, through LCA, the New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and other charitable and legal aid organizations. Rob has served on the LCA Board since 2009, and continues to serve as Treasurer. Rob has immensely enjoyed his work with the LCA, saying “it’s a privilege to be able to do this work, and it’s just a great honor to be recognized here as a Leavens Award recipient.” Rob also notes that “from day one in my volunteer work for LCA, I noticed what many LCA volunteers have felt, namely the enriching experience of representing those in the arts. Our clients persevere with little hope of getting rich from their efforts. They do that because the end product is so inherently, well, good.” Robinson Curley congratulates Robt on both receiving the Leavens Award and his continued work in service to the arts with the LCA. You can read more about Rob here.
Robinson Curley proudly represented 51 prominent businesses that signed on to a Brief Amici Curiae filed in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 206 businesses in support of the Employees in the cases Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. 17-1618, Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, No. 17-1623, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 18-107. The question presented in each of the cases is whether LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under existing federal civil rights laws, specifically Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Brief had more corporate signers than any previous business brief filed in an LGBTQ non-discrimination case. The Supreme Court is set to hear the cases on October 8, 2019. A copy of the Brief can be found here.
Robinson Curley is pleased to announce that it has hired Laura Feldman as an Associate attorney. Laura worked for the past nine years as a trial attorney for the EEOC and before that was an Associate in the Chicago office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Laura received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. You can read more about Laura here.
Robinson Curley attorneys C. Philip Curley and Alan F. Curley have been named Illinois Leading Lawyers for 2019 in Commercial Litigation. Philip was also recognized in Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law.
Robinson Curley had four attorneys recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2019. They are: C. Philip Curley (Civil Litigation), Cynthia H. Hyndman (Employment & Labor, Business Litigation), Alan R. Dolinko (Business Litigation), and Robert L. Margolis (Intellectual Property, General Litigation, Employment & Labor).
Robinson Curley would like to congratulate Benjamin Schwab, a 2018 magna cum laude graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, on his admittance to the Illinois Bar. Ben served as a Law Clerk at the firm for several years while in law school, and will remain with Robinson Curley as an Associate attorney. You can read more about Ben here.
Robinson Curley, as Liaison Counsel with Wolf Popper LLP of New York, recently filed a class action complaint on behalf of the lead plaintiff in the Treehouse Foods, Inc. securities litigation in the Chicago federal court. A copy of the complaint may be viewed here.
Rob Margolis served as a panelist in a webinar, "Nuts & Bolts of Trade Secrets,” sponsored by Financial Poise. Rob joined three other panelists in explaining the law of trade secrets, including recent developments in state and federal law, as well as practical steps business owners and their attorneys can and should take to protect these important assets.
Rob Margolis recently conducted a webinar for the International Coach Federation, Chicago Charter Chapter, “Strengthen Your Coaching Practice! Legal Strategies for Small Business Owners,” in which he discussed, among other things, (a) how to structure sound and comprehensive contracts, (b) intellectual property protection (copyright, trademark, trade secrets), and (c) website and social media dos and don'ts.
Robinson Curley attorneys wrote the article Litigation Funding for Federal Equity Receivers, published in the Summer 2015 edition of The Receiver, a publication of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers. Click here to read the article.
Robinson Curley has been named one of Chicago's "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report, earning a "Tier 1" ranking for commercial litigation and employment law in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News -- Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."