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Rebecca von Ruti

Rebecca von Rüti

Co-Chair, Class Action Defence Group, Canada

Rebecca von Rüti is Co-Chair of the DLA Piper (Canada) Class Action Defence group.‎ 

Rebecca’s practice is concentrated on the defence of class ‎actions (national and cross-border) and ‎individual claims ‎brought against international airlines (baggage fees, cargo and ‎passenger surcharges), ‎motor vehicle manufacturers (diesel ‎emissions and product liability), multinational technology companies ‎‎(including a ‎proposed class action related to various breach of privacy ‎allegations involving Facebook), ‎international pharmaceutical ‎companies of prescription and OTC drugs (including nine ‎proposed class ‎proceedings relating to the opioid crisis), ‎medical product and device manufacturers, global insurance ‎companies (Covid-19 business interruption), forest products companies, international educational ‎‎publishers, food manufacturers and specialty chemical and raw material manufacturers‎.  ‎ 

She has extensive experience defending consumer protection claims, competition/restraint of trade ‎claims, ‎false and misleading advertising claims, data breach/privacy, secondary market ‎misrepresentation claims, ‎product liability claims and negligence claims‎.‎ 

In addition, Rebecca acts for a global merchant payment processor in respect to various actions in BC ‎and ‎Ontario relating to the ‎processing of credit and debit card transactions. Rebecca is also panel counsel for ‎a number of global insurers.‎ 

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 2009Ontario, 2024
  • English
  • German
  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2008
  • B.A., (First Class Honors), Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 2003


  • Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 Canada (Dispute Resolution), 2023-2024
  • Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence, Canada, 2024
  • LMG Life Sciences, Product Liability Attorney of the Year (Canada), shortlist, 2023
  • LMG Life Sciences, "Life Sciences Star", 2020; 2023
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Competition and Antitrust), 2020-2021
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Class Actions), 2018
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards 2018 - Canadian Rising Star, Shortlisted
  • Lexpert® Rising Stars Awards 2017, Finalist
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished® Peer Review Rated

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia