My name is David Ruiz and I am a reporter for The Recorder, the San Francisco arm of and American Lawyer Media. My pieces appear across our multiple national and regional publications, including The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel. My articles have been picked up by Bloomberg and repurposed by multiple law school professors.

My non-legal work has been featured on KQED, The East Bay Express,, The Sacramento Bee and KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM.

I live in San Francisco and was born and raised in Southern California. When I’m not writing journalism, I am working on my personal podcast Death Knell, which began in the summer of 2016.

I went to Berkeley and Stanford and learned about architecture, English and reporting, in that order. I spend too much time looking at headphones.

Here you can find my work from my time at The Recorder, The East Bay Express, KQED and throughout my graduate career at Stanford.