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Annette M. Rittmuller

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Annette M. Rittmuller is senior counsel in our San Francisco office and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group.

Annette represents employers in state and federal court, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies on a broad range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability accommodation, wrongful discharge, defamation, and wage and hour claims. She represents employers in individual, multi-party and class action employment litigation.

Annette regularly advises employers on various employment issues, including wage and hour compliance, disability accommodation, discipline and terminations, harassment and discrimination investigations, and government investigations. She also assists employers achieve compliance with federal, state and local laws by drafting, reviewing and updating employment policies and handbooks.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Annette was an associate at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, practicing employment law at both firms.


Annette received her J.D. and her M.A. in psychology from Duke University School of Law in 2000. She was chosen as a student instructor of legal rights and gender issues and served as co-president of the Asian Law Association and admissions co-chair of the Women Law Students' Association.

Annette received her B.A. in psychology, with high distinction, from University of California, Berkeley, in 1996.

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