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Ruby Zapien

Associate

Executive Summary

Ms. Zapien is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Construction, and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.

Professional Qualifications

Ms. Zapien has extensive experience representing individual and corporate clients from varied industries in both litigation and transactional matters.

Before joining Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, Ms. Zapien served as an associate at a nationwide litigation firm, where she conducted legal research and advised employers on wage and hour and discrimination matters. She has experience with reviewing a broad range of documents for case valuation, as well as experience with drafting various motions. Ms. Zapien participated in on-site inspections and destructive testing evaluation of damages to commercial and residential properties leading to settlement in complex construction litigation matters on behalf of general contractors and subcontractors. Ms. Zapien also successfully settled three employment matters in favor of her clients during her time at the Individual Representation Clinic at UC Hastings.

Ms. Zapien received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was a member of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, Professional Development Committee, and on the board of the Latinx Law Students Association. While attending law school, Ms. Zapien acquired legal experience as a summer associate with RJO and a legal intern for five superior court judges in Contra Costa County. Ms. Zapien received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis.

Since graduating law school, Ms. Zapien has dedicated herself to community organizations and initiatives that promote and advance diversity equity and inclusion in the legal profession, including San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association and the ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.

Education

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California

B.A., University of California, Davis

Bar Admissions

California

San Francisco, CA
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