Ruth Bond joined RPLG as an Of Counsel attorney in January 2019 and was made partner in February 2020. She brings an abundance of public agency knowledge and experience to Renne Public Law Group after working for nearly 14 years as a Deputy City Attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.
Her practice focuses on representing public entities in labor and employment matters as well as other areas of public law.
As a Deputy City Attorney, Ms. Bond represented San Francisco in employment litigation in state and federal court. This included appellate work in the California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and successfully opposing a Petition for Review in the California Supreme Court. Ms. Bond also has a great deal of experience with grievance arbitrations and labor negotiations.
While at the Office of the City Attorney, Ms. Bond advised several city departments and served as a member of the City Attorney’s Affirmative Litigation Task Force from 2015 to 2017.
Before the Office of the City Attorney, Ms. Bond was a litigation associate at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP, and a judicial clerk for the Hon. Barrington D. Parker Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Before going to law school, Ms. Bond spent six years pursuing journalism as an award-winning reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other publications. She applied these journalism skills in law school as an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review.
Ms. Bond received her bachelor’s from Yale University and her Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law.