Ruth Hauswirth

Special Counsel, Head of Litigation and eDiscovery Services & Information Retention Counseling

I love the nexus between law and technology. It’s my goal to find ways to help our attorneys and clients leverage technology proactively to increase efficiency in litigation.

Ruth C. Hauswirth is Special Counsel, Head of Litigation and eDiscovery & Information Retention Counseling, overseeing Cooley’s eDiscovery and Information Retention & Governance counseling practice. Ruth leads Cooley's Litigation & eDiscovery Services department, which strategically leverages legal technology and data analytics to handle electronically stored information in complex litigation matters from evidence preservation, collection, review and production, through trial. Ruth also advises clients on enterprise information retention, disposition, and governance, including functional policy development, implementation and compliance in numerous regulatory and jurisdictional areas.

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    Enjoying time with family and friends, traveling, reading, painting, yoga and running


  • Santa Clara University School of Law
    JD, summa cum laude, 1994

  • University of California, San Diego
    BA, Sociology
    magna cum laude, 1990

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • Sedona Conference Working Group Member on Electronic Document Retention and Production

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego

  • Women in eDiscovery