Genevieve M. Sauter | Civil Litigation Law Firm | NoonanLance
With an impressive track record and strong background in business, civil and major securities litigation, Genevieve M. Ruch is a skilled attorney who brings considerable value to Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach.
Genevieve, Ruch, attorneys
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Genevieve M. Sauter

“I have a passion for the law, and helping my clients succeed.”


Partner Genevieve M. Sauter holds an impressive track record and strong background in complex business and civil litigation. Sauter has extensive experience in all aspects of case management, including litigation strategy, e-discovery and dispositive motion practice. Sauter has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in practice areas including general civil, business, financial services and intellectual property litigation.

Sauter was previously an associate at the esteemed law firm Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge. Prior to joining KNL&H, Ruch worked for a national law firm specializing in securities class actions. During law school, Ruch served as an entertainment law legal intern for NBC Universal in Los Angeles.

A member of the Pre-Trial Practice & Discovery Committee of the American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association and Lawyers Club of San Diego, Sauter was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2012. She also currently serves as a director of the San Diego County Bar Foundation.

Sauter earned her bachelor of arts degree in political science with a minor in business management from San Diego State University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she earned many high-grade honors and was made a member of Order of the Coif. While at law school, Sauter was also a member of the San Diego Law Review and served as its comments editor.

Sauter lives in Bay Park with her husband and two dogs, Rufus and Chloe.


701 Island Avenue, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact Info

Phone: 619-780-0880
Fax: 619-780-0877

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., (cum laude), 2012
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 2008
  • California Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern California
  • U.S. District Court, Central California
Industry & Community Involvement
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Pre-Trial Practice & Discovery Committee
  • San Diego County Bar Foundation, Director
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Leadership Development Committee (2018-2020)
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • “Top 40 Under 40”: The Daily Transcript, 2019
  • “40 Under 40”: San Diego Metro, 2019
  • “Top Attorneys”: San Diego Metro Magazine, 2021
  • “Ones to Watch – Women in the Law”: Best Lawyers, 2021
  • “Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation”: Best Lawyers, 2021-2024
Speaking Engagements
  • Co-presenter, “The State of eDiscovery in 2020,” Global Cyber Institute
  • Speaker, “Navigating the Challenges of Emerging Data Sources,” Orange County Bar Association, 2021
  • Moderator, “Bias In, Bias Out: The Design of Artificial Intelligence,” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, 2021
  • Moderator, “Ethical Issues in Defensible Disposition,” ABA’s Corporate Counsel Seminar, 2022
  • Moderator, “Mock Trials: Effective Use Throughout Litigation,” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, 2023
  • Speaker, “How to Improve Your Deposition Skills,” ABA Webinar, 2023
  • Speaker, “The Digital Verdict: Guide to Mastering Smartphone Evidence in the Courtroom,” Thomson Reuters, Global Cyber Institute, 2023
Litigation Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Employee Non-Competition Agreements/Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • AB-5 Employee/Independent Contractor Classification Analysis
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Professional Liability

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