Ruth Bond

Partner, RPLG


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.


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


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


  • 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.


  • New York University, JD
  • Yale University, BA


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

Our Team

Dane Hutchings
Dane Hutchings
Managing Director
Sharon Gonsalves
Director of Government Affairs
Alyssa Silhi
Director of Government Affairs
Jake Whitaker
Director of Grant Services
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Dan Carrigg
Senior Policy Advisor
Ruth Bond
Partner, RPLG
Arthur Hartinger
Founding Partner, RPLG
Jonathan Holtzman
Jonathan Holtzman
Founding Partner, RPLG
Ryan McGinley-Stempel
Partner, RPLG
Linda Ross
Partner, RPLG
Bruce Rudd
Consultant, RPMG
Amy Boggs
Administrative and Operations Coordinator
Michele Mora
Grant Writing Associate
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Ethan Nagler
Legislative Aide
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Cassandra Smith
Legislative & Grant Research Assistant
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