Palo Alto, CA — Rutan & Tucker is pleased to announce the addition of Hope Anne Case as a partner in the firm’s Palo Alto office. She joins the firm with associates Amy Fisher and Adrianna Rubino who will also work in the Employment section. The group came from Ricketts Case, LLP where Ms. Case was a founding shareholder and Ms. Fisher and Ms. Rubin were associates.
“Hope’s 30-years of experience as an employment advisor and litigation counsel to California businesses is a welcome addition to our Northern California office,” says Maria Stearns, Chair of Rutan & Tucker’s Employment section. “Our employment team is one of our firm’s busiest practices, and we are excited to expand our capabilities and reach with the addition an experienced and well-respected attorney like Hope.”
Ms. Case represents employers in misclassification, wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment suits in various courts throughout California and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Labor Commissioner. Her practice also focuses on counseling and training on all aspects of the employment relationship and conducting audits and transactional due diligence of labor and employment practices and risks. She services clients in many industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, technology, health care, finance, and transportation in addition to the non-profit sector.
“Being part of a full-service firm that could support the needs of clients beyond employment was important for my practice,” says Ms. Case. “I am excited to work with a top-notch employment team with deep roots in California and that understands the unique challenges businesses face in this state.”
Prior to co-founding Ricketts Case, LLP, Ms. Case was a partner of a large global law firm in its Palo Alto, California, office and a Law Clerk to Justice Thomas L. Steffen, Supreme Court of Nevada, from 1991 to 1992.