Ruth M. Bond, former Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, will join the Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) as Of Counsel, effective January 14.
“I look forward to working with a great and talented group of people – all of whom are committed to the mission of helping local public agencies in the public’s interest,” Bond said.
Previously a litigation associate with Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP, Ms. Bond joined the Office of the City Attorney in January 2005. Under the leadership of City Attorney Dennis Herrera, she represented San Francisco in employment litigation in state and federal court, including appellate work in the California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. Ms. Bond also has extensive experience with grievance arbitrations and labor negotiations. As an advisor to departments ranging from Juvenile and Adult Probation to Recreation and Parks, she provided guidance on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and San Francisco’s Civil Service Rules. Ms. Bond also served as a member of the Affirmative Litigation Task Force from June 2015 to June 2017.
“Louise Renne’s reputation endures at the San Francisco City Attorney’s office,” says Bond. “When I saw that she, along with the other partners, had formed Renne Public Law Group, the opportunity to join such well-respected professionals who share my values sounded very appealing.
“I also want to thank City Attorney Dennis Herrera for his professionalism, leadership and support,” Bond said. “It was truly a privilege to serve in his administration.”
“Ruth brings rock solid litigation and arbitration skills to Renne Public Law Group,” said Art Hartinger, a Founding Partner. “We are very excited to welcome her to our team next month.”
Bond, who clerked for the Hon. Barrington D. Parker Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, holds a B.A. in history from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University, where she was Articles Editor for the New York University Law Review. She sits on the board of directors of Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area, and is an active member of the State Bar of California, Northern District of California, Bar Association of San Francisco and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
RPLG practices throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, nonprofit entities, individuals and private entities in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions.