Mr. Rutten focuses his practice on representing financial institutions in their most complex and high-stakes matters. He has represented banking institutions, investment firms, private equity funds, and other clients as both plaintiffs and defendants across a wide variety of matters, including securities and shareholder class action and derivative litigation, and cases asserting claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unfair business practices. Mr. Rutten has litigated and defeated class certification on numerous occasions in both federal and state courts around the country.
Mr. Rutten joined Munger Tolles in 1998 after receiving his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School and clerking for the Honorable John S. Rhoades, Sr. of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.