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Annette M. Rittmuller

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Annette M. Rittmuller is senior counsel in our San Francisco office, where she practices employment law.

Annette represents employers in state and federal court, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies on a broad range of employment issues, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, 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 discipline and termination, harassment and discrimination investigations, wage and hour, disability accommodation, and non-compete/trade secret issues. She also assists employers achieve compliance with federal, state and local laws by drafting, reviewing and updating employment policies and procedures.

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. There 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. She also externed for the Honorable Haley Fromholz, California State Superior Court, Los Angeles Division.

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

Bar Admissions

  • California