As a partner with San Francisco's Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP, Peter Rukin represents Bay Area clients in a wide array of complex litigation matters, including employment, wage and hour, and business disputes. Mr. Rukin has built a reputation as a thoughtful and strong advocate for his clients, whatever their disputes may be.
Mr. Rukin specializes in complex litigation, with a focus on wage and hour and equal employment opportunity claims. Since 2003, as class counsel he has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of California employees and consumers. Peter also represents clients with respect to their individual employment law claims, including claims for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, whistleblower retaliation, and mass layoff/ WARN Act violations.
Mr. Rukin received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1988, and his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1991. He is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois and New York, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Rukin has received the peer-rated distinction of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Rukin frequently writes and speaks on various employment law and litigation-related topics. He is co-author of the employee litigation chapter in the CEB treatise California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation, and has written numerous articles on employment issues in national and state bar publications. He is currently a member of the executive committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and a past member and advisor to the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California State Bar. He is also a member of the San Francisco Regional Board of the New Israel Fund.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Northern California List||SuperLawyers Magazine||2014|
|Fellow||College of Labor and Employment Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Northern California List||SuperLawyers Magazine||2013|
|Partner||Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor and Employment Law Section||Vice Chair||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section||Executive Committee Member||2008 - 2011|
|website||San Francisco unlawful termination attorney||2017|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation||2011|
|New York University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Illinois||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|International Employment Law Conference||International Whistleblower Issues||2014|
|Kairy v. SuperShuttle||preliminary approval hearing scheduled for 6/13/14|
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