Rukayatu Tijani

Firm for the Culture

Rukayatu “Ruky” Tijani is an attorney, speaker, diversity consultant, and the Founder and Chief Esquire Officer of Firm for the Culture–an innovative virtual law firm designed to help social entrepreneurs and innovative founders protect their brand as scale their impact.

Firm for the Culture provides trademark services, networking opportunities, and strategy sessions for social entrepreneurs to own their brand as they scale their social impact.

Ruky founded Firm for the Culture after years of serving as an intellectual property attorney in the Silicon Valley Office of the top litigation firm in the country. Firm for the Culture was borne out of Ruky’s passion for the law, social impact, social entrepreneurship, and strategically scaling to create sustainable change.

Ruky has provided workshops to students, young professionals, and creatives at New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and Berkeley Law School. Her workshops have been praised as candid, insightful, empowering, and practical. She has been recognized as a California Change Lawyer for Legal Diversity, been featured in XONecole and Above the Law, and taken part in several podcast interviews, including the Happy Lawyers Project and the First-Gen Lounge.

Ruky is a proud Nigerian-American first-generation professional from the projects of Brooklyn, New York; a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law; and a member of the New York and California State Bars.

She loves to cook, sing, and hike.

My Sessions

Scaling Social Impact & Amplifying Empathy: How Legal Professionals Can be Leaders for Change

We’re in quite an interesting time. COVID-19, inequitable access to justice, and systemic racism, are forcing the legal field to assess the ways it has traditionally served businesses and diverse founders. Explore a new way of “doing law” so law firms may remain a relevant and viable institution in our society today. This session will […]


Leadership: A Moderated Panel

After unlocking your mind to the impact you can achieve as a solo practitioner or small law firm, join our speakers for a panel on how you can apply this to your own practice.