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Rutan & Tucker LLP

Main Office: 611 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1400 | Costa Mesa | CA | 92626-1931
Phone: 714-641-5100 | Fax: 714-546-9035





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Reviewed on May 02, 2023
Former Employee

5.Current Employee, more than 3 yearsGreat place to work.Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CARecommendProsBeautiful office right by the Century City mall. Really wonderful people to work with. The firm invests a lot in company culture and does all sorts of fun activities for its employees. Great place to work.ConsCan't really think of any.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on July 28, 2017
Current Employee

Team building would be a smart thing to think about. Right now there is little cohesiveness within the firm. Everyone is working against each other. Maybe you should work on fixing that.

There are some very smart lawyers here and the work can be interesting. It's not often that people can say that about their job, especially lawyers.

The leadership team actively fosters an environment of intense competition. Oftentimes this makes it feel as if everyone is working against each other rather than as a team.

Current Employee



Rutan & Tucker LLP in the Bay Area provides attorneys with an opportunity to join one of the most prestigious law firms in the state. Located in Palo Alto, the firm is located in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. The unique combination of Silicon Valley and its surrounding communities create a rich and diverse professional environment that is unmatched.

At Rutan & Tucker, attorneys can engage in the most sophisticated and complex of legal matters. The firm’s lawyers are experienced in a wide range of legal disciplines including corporate law, intellectual property, litigation, and taxation. With its vast network of partners, Rutan & Tucker is equipped to handle even the most intricate and complex of legal matters.

In addition to the professional advantages of working at Rutan & Tucker, the firm is committed to providing attorneys with an atmosphere of personal growth and advancement. Rutan & Tucker offers a competitive compensation package, as well as mentoring and professional development opportunities. Rutan & Tucker also encourages attorneys to be active members of the community, providing pro-bono services to those in need.

At Rutan & Tucker, attorneys have the opportunity to join a firm known for its commitment to excellence and innovation. With its commitment to its clients, its attorneys, and the community, Rutan & Tucker provides a unique and exciting opportunity for attorneys to grow and succeed. Join the Rutan & Tucker team and experience the energy and excitement of the Bay Area.

Headline: Join the Rutan & Tucker Team and Experience the Energy and Excitement of the Bay Area

Practice Areas

Rutan & Tucker LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Rutan & Tucker LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We seek to hire law school students who rank in the top of their class. Law Review, Law Journal, and Moot Court are preferred, not required.

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

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Rutan & Tucker LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Rutan & Tucker LLP Attorney Michael Rubin Receives Coveted John B. Hurlbut, Jr. Award

Rutan & Tucker, LLP Honored As A 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm

Paralegal Dennis Nakata Of Rutan & Tucker, LLP Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Rutan & Tucker, LLP's E-Discovery Professional is Awarded CEDS Certification After Passing Rigorous Examination

Rutan & Tucker, LLP Receives "End of Year" Annual Award 2011 from DealMakers Monthly

Diversity Write a review

Rutan & Tucker recruits, retains and promotes talented professionals from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, resulting in a culture that thrives on a variety of perspectives. Diversity is a valued and important part of our culture and our community. Our work environment is characterized by respect for others, encouragement for all to excel and equal opportunity for everyone.

Recognizing the significant benefits and value of a diverse work force, Rutan & Tucker is committed to increasing the diversity of our law firm in a manner that promotes the firm's core values of excellence, teamwork, and integrity. As the largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, California, Rutan has played an active role in the County's maturation into a world-class metropolitan area that reflects the richness of California's cultural diversity. We strive to achieve that same result within our law firm, acknowledging that diversity benefits our firm, our clients, and our community.

Summer associate program

New associates (both from law school and laterals) will be assigned a peer mentor. This assignment will formally remain in place for two years with the expectation that an informal relationship would continue indefinitely. All associates will also be assigned a partner mentor. Both the peer mentor and the partner mentor will be identified from a pool of people who have volunteered to serve as a mentor. A peer mentor should be at least a third year associate who has been with the firm for at least two years. The role of a peer mentor is to provide new associates with someone near their experience level to whom the new associate will be comfortable bringing questions or issues. Those responsibilities will include setting goals for the relationship; establishing time commitments and logistics related to the relationship; providing practical information about day-to-day life as an attorney at Rutan &Tucker. The peer mentor will also act as a resource to answer questions regarding the firm and work assignments and will discuss the traditions and culture that make Rutan & Tucker special.

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