Ms. Rutter is a trial attorney who concentrates her practice on wage and hour class actions, as well as wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and trade secret litigation before federal and state courts and agencies. She has tried to verdict more than a dozen bench and jury trials - and is one of the few attorneys in California who has taken a wage and hour class action to trial. Donna has also built an extensive trade secret/unfair competition/employee mobility practice, based on over 20 years of litigating and advising on trade secret matters.
Donna is a frequent speaker on employment law and trade secret topics, and has developed an audit to assist employers with identifying where they are at risk for having their trade secrets misappropriated. She is AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer in Northern California every year since 2007. She currently serves as Northern California Chair of the Women Lawyers Alliance (WLA), a network of prominent women lawyers in private practice throughout North America.