“Ruth and Linda are cornerstones of our firm due to their impressive energy, experience and passion for public law,” said Founding Partner Louise Renne. “I look forward to seeing their practices continue to develop as they step into the partnership role. I’m especially pleased that, with Ruth and Linda’s promotion, the majority of RPLG’s partners are women. Not many law firms have this level of female representation on their leadership team.”
Bond brings a wealth of public sector experience and deep engagement with the San Francisco community to her work at RPLG. An alumna of New York University’s law school, she served as a San Francisco Deputy City Attorney for 14 years and joined RPLG’s team as an Of Counsel attorney last January. Her practice focuses on labor and employment matters, including litigation, arbitration, labor relations and advice. Bond currently sits on the Board of Directors for the local Friends of the Children chapter, an organization that promotes mentoring to vulnerable children to break the generational cycle of poverty.
Ross, who has been with the RPLG team as an Of Counsel attorney since the firm’s founding, has garnered state-wide recognition for her public sector work. After receiving her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Ross focused on public-sector pension and labor cases. While working for City and County of San Francisco City Attorneys Louise Renne and Dennis Herrera, she served as General Counsel to then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, Chief Labor Attorney and General Counsel for the Police Commission and the Police Department. Her continued work on high-profile pension and labor cases led to the Daily Journal’s recognition of Ross as a 2019 Top 100 Women Lawyer in California.
RPLG practices public law and public interest law throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, and nonprofits in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions. For more information, visit www.publiclawgroup.com.