Laura Ruettgers Joins Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck as Cybersecurity Practice Chair and Insurance Coverage Partner
(February 11, 2021, San Francisco, CA) — Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), announced that Laura J. Ruettgers joined the firm as a partner and Chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice. Ruettgers brings two decades of insurance coverage experience, offering broad experience in the areas of environmental and liability coverage as well as with emerging risks including cybersecurity, privacy, and autonomous vehicles.
Ruettgers will be based in KDV’s San Francisco office until the firm opens its Oakland office this Spring, with San Francisco and Sonoma, KDV’s third Bay area location. Prior to joining KDV, Ruettgers was a partner in the San Francisco office of Severson & Werson.
“Laura is extremely knowledgeable about the evolving insurance coverage issues our insurance carriers are confronting in cyber and technology, and provides advice as well as strategic litigation support when needed,” said Ivan Dolowich, Co-managing partner of KDV. “She is adept at managing risk and always willing to get involved in complex matters.”
Ruettgers is excited to continue assisting her carrier clients with complex issues arising in both litigated and non-litigated contexts with the broad resources offered by KDV. “KDV’s national platform and long history plus strong connections with insurance carriers provide me with tremendous resources for my clients,” said Ruettgers. “I love solving the puzzle of a case and developing a strategy to get the best result for my client and look forward to expanding that work on the KDV platform.”
Ruettgers earned her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and her B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Defense Research Institute (DRI) and volunteers with Legal Services for Children in the San Francisco Bay area.