Chicago-based Schiff Hardin confirmed Friday the impending departure of 22 partners, including 14 equity partners. The losses include the firm’s former chairman, its former managing partner and the current chair of its diversity committee.

The group is led by Chicago-based partners Robert “Bob” Riley, Ronald “Ron” Safer, Patricia Holmes and Joseph Cancila Jr., who are leaving Schiff Hardin to start their own firm, Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila. Bloomberg Big Law Business first reported the news of the exodus Friday.

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