Our San Francisco CA Employment Law Team

Valerie Brender

Phone: 415-­421-1800 ext. 212

Valerie Brender is an associate at Rukin Hyland.  She litigates class and collective action employment law cases, including misclassification, wage and hour, and discrimination cases. She also advises executives on employment and severance agreements during job transitions and litigates individual civil rights, wrongful termination, and whistleblower cases.   Prior to joining the firm, Valerie was… Read more »

Stephanie Doria Wiley

Phone: 415-­421-1800 ext. 203

A founding partner at Rukin Hyland, Stephanie Doria Wiley has represented clients in a wide array of employment matters for more than fifteen years, including individual, multi-plaintiff, and class action cases. Stephanie’s practice focuses on representing employees in discrimination, sexual harassment, pregnancy rights, disability rights, wrongful termination, and whistleblower/retaliation cases, as well as counseling executives… Read more »

John F. Hyland

Phone: 415-­421-1800 ext. 202

John Hyland practices exclusively in the area of employment law. Prior to forming Rukin Hyland, John held an Of Counsel position with Paul Hastings, LLP in the firm’s San Francisco office where he advised and represented companies in State and Federal court actions covering all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, disability… Read more »

Jessica Riggin

Phone: 415-­421-1800 ext. 211

Jessica Riggin is a partner at Rukin Hyland.  Jessica litigates individual and class action cases on behalf of employees, including claims for violations of wage and hour and overtime laws, sexual harassment claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, and discrimination and equal pay claims. Jessica also advises executives and professionals in pre-litigation matters (for example, non-competes… Read more »

Peter Rukin

Phone: 415-­421-1800 ext. 201

Peter Rukin is a partner in Rukin Hyland. Peter specializes in complex employment litigation, with a focus on class wage and hour litigation, equal employment opportunity claims, and the representation of executive and professional employees in employment matters. Peter graduated from New York University School of Law in 1991 and served as law clerk to… Read more »