Kevin F. Ruf

Los Angeles office
(310) 201-9150
(310) 432-1495

KEVIN F. RUF graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan. He was an associate at the Los Angeles firm Manatt Phelps and Phillips from 1988 until 1992, where he specialized in commercial litigation.  In 1993, he joined the firm Corbin & Fitzgerald (with future federal district court Judge Michael Fitzgerald) specializing in white collar criminal defense work.  Since 2001, he has focused on class action plaintiffs’ law at the firm Glancy, Prongay & Murray LLP, where he is a partner and Head of the firm’s Labor Law practice.  He has successfully argued a number of important appeals, including in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has twice argued cases before the California Supreme Court – winning both.  In Smith v. L'Oreal (2006), the California Supreme Court established a fundamental right of all California workers to immediate payment of all earnings at the conclusion of their employment. The second California Supreme Court case, Lee v. Dynamex (2018), has been called a “blockbuster” and “bombshell” as it altered 30 years of California law and established a new definition of employment that brings more workers within the protections of California’s Labor Code.  Since 2014, Kevin has been an elected member of the Ojai Unified School District School Board, where he currently serves as president.  Kevin was also a Main Company Member of the world-famous Groundlings improvisional and sketch comedy troupe -- where everyone else got famous.