COSTA MESA, Calif., June 4, 2012 – Rutan & Tucker LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service business law firm, recently announced that attorney Bill Shaeffer has joined the firm as senior counsel.
As a member of Rutan’s Government & Regulatory Law Section, he is primarily specializing in representing school districts, school administrators and other private and public sector entities and management employees throughout California.
Shaeffer has extensive litigation experience in most areas involving employment law and many areas of education law. During his legal career, he has briefed five cases in the United States Supreme Court, and briefed and argued two cases in the California Supreme Court. In addition, he has briefed and argued many cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including one en banc argument in San Francisco.
“We are pleased to welcome Bill to our firm and know he will be an important asset for our clients,” said Hans Van Ligten, a partner and head of the firm's Government & Regulatory Law Section. “Among a broad base of clients in the public and private sectors we successfully represent many school districts, community colleges, and colleges and universities that require legal counsel in various litigation and transactional settings.”
Shaeffer earned his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1975. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service business law firm headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, business and real estate litigation, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, municipal and government agency law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.