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Peter Rukin

Peter Rukin

Rukin Hyland

San Francisco, CA, USA

Peter Rukin is a founding partner of Rukin Hyland LLP, a San Francisco-based employment law firm representing employees throughout California and across the United States.  Peter is a recognized leader in his field, with more than 25 years of experience fighting for clients in court and at the bargaining table.  Peter prosecutes high stakes wage and hour claims on behalf of classes of employees and represents individual clients in discrimination and whistleblower cases.  He also counsels professionals and executives in employment matters, including the negotiation of employment agreements and severance agreements.

Peter graduated from New York University School of Law in 1991 and served as law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Harry D. Leinenweber in Chicago. Following his clerkship, he practiced at employee-side firms in Chicago (Stowell & Friedman) and New York (Vladeck Waldman Elias & Engelhard) and served as Of Counsel in the Employment Law Department at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in San Francisco, before starting his own firm in March 2003.

Peter is currently Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee, and is a former member of the State Bar of California Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee. He is a chapter author of 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 a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and a long-time member of the San Francisco Board of the New Israel Fund.

Peter is admitted to the State Bars of California, Illinois and New York, the bars of various district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


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