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Tijani, Rukayatu

Rukayatu Tijani



Rukayatu ‘Ruky’ Tijani is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Silicon Valley office.  She joined the firm in 2017.  Prior to joining the firm, Ruky clerked for the Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller in the Eastern District of California.  During her clerkship, Ruky’s research and writing covered a panoply of subject matters including anti-trust, patent law, the Clean Water Act, Section 1983, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).  Prior to her clerkship, Ruky served as a general litigation associate for another global business litigation firm.  Ruky is licensed to practice in California and New York.


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • (J.D., 2014)
  • University of Albany
  • (B.A., Political Science and Africana Studies, summa cum laude, 2011)


The State Bar of California; The State Bar of New York

Professional Activities

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller:
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2015-2017