Ruth Bond

Ruth Bond

Of Counsel

ABOUT RUTH M. BOND

Ruth M. Bond 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. The labor and employment matters include litigation in state and federal court, arbitrations, labor relations, day-to-day advice regarding compliance with relevant statutes and regulation, and more.

As a Deputy City Attorney, Ms. Bond represented San Francisco, under the leadership of City Attorney Dennis Herrera, 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 including Juvenile Probation, Adult Probation, Recreation and Parks, and the City Attorney’s Office. These departments relied on Ms. Bond to provide insight and guidance on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws such as 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 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.

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

  • Dinslage v. City and County of San Francisco (2016) 5 Cal.App.5th 368 (partially published)

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILATIONS

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Friends of The Children – SF Bay Area, Board of Directors

AWARDS

  • Washington Dateline Award for Local Journalism/General News Category. Ms. Bond received this award for “Poor People’s Money,” cover story in Washington CityPaper from the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, DC chapter.
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Amon” Awards. Ms. Bond received three of these awards for excellence in writing and reporting.

EDUCATION

  • New York University, JD
  • Yale University, BA

ADMISSIONS AND COURTS

  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court for the Northern District of California

Our Team

Dennis Aftergut
Dennis Aftergut
Of Counsel
Karen Beaton
Karen Beaton
Docketing Coordinator
Savannah Blackwell
Of Counsel
Ruth Bond
Ruth Bond
Of Counsel
Kelsey Campbell
Kelsey L. Campbell
Associate
Steve Cikes
Of Counsel
Vicki Clayton
Vicki Clayton
Of Counsel
Madeline Cline
Analyst
Theresa Conway
Marketing Coordinator
Arthur Hartinger
Arthur Hartinger
Partner
Tony Hernandez
Paralegal
Julie Hokanson
Julie Hokanson
Legal Secretary
Jonathan Holtzman
Jonathan Holtzman
Partner
Howard Jordan
Howard Jordan
Consultant
Joseph Lin
Legal Assistant
Lori Liu
Lori Liu
Senior Associate
Ian Long
Ian Long
Associate
Manik Marasinghe
Manik Marasinghe
Legal Assistant
Ryan McGinley-Stempel
Ryan McGinley-Stempel
Associate
Mariam Morley
Mariam Morley
Of Counsel
Jennifer Nock
Jennifer Nock
Of Counsel
Jamie Pereyda
Jamie Pereyda
Associate
Judith Propp
Judith Propp
Of Counsel
Louise Renne
Louise Renne
Partner
Randy Riddle
Randy Riddle
Of Counsel
Linda Ross
Linda Ross
Of Counsel
Geoff Spellberg
Geoff Spellberg
Of Counsel
Tess Steen
Tess Steen
Legal Secretary
Teresa Stricker
Teresa Stricker
Partner
Bobette Tolmer
Bobette Tolmer
Legal Secretary
Spencer Wilson
Spencer Wilson
Senior Associate
Yumi Wilson
Yumi Wilson
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