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Ruth Eisenberg, Attorney

Ruth is a partner at the Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg LLP and concentrates in the areas of employment law and general nonprofit organization law. 
 
Ruth advises nonprofit organizations of all sizes on all aspects of the employment relationship.  Her practice includes harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour, disability, family and medical leave, reductions-in-force, employment contracts, separation agreements, employee policies and handbooks, employment law issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, and more.   Ruth advises organizations in establishing and enforcing harassment prevention programs and in conducting investigations into harassment allegations.  She also conducts popular training on avoiding workplace harassment and other employment litigation.  She was selected as a "SuperLawyer" in the category of Labor and Employment Law. 
 
Ruth also advises nonprofit organizations on corporate formation and governance, federal tax law compliance, meetings, hospitality and travel law, contracts, leases, and mergers and acquisitions. She works collaboratively with her clients to understand their operations, mission and environment so that she can provide effective legal counsel.
 
Ruth’s clients include academic associations, think tanks, advocacy organizations other charities and social welfare organizations, consultants serving the nonprofit sector and lobbying firms.  She also represents executives in employment contracts, separation agreements and other employment-related matters.
 
Before joining Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg LLP, Ruth litigated disability rights cases at the National Veterans Legal Services Program and represented people with HIV as Director of Legal Services at the Whitman-Walker Clinic. Ruth started her legal career as a staff law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and litigated in federal district courts and courts of appeal for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ruth has served on the Boards of Directors of Lambda Legal and the National LGBTQ Task Force, and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the District of Columbia Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Affairs (GLBT).
 
 

Education

Washington University, A.B., 1976

St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980

Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1980-81


Publications

Co-author, The Rights of People Who are HIV Positive: The Basic ACLU Guide to the Rights of People Living with HIV Disease and AIDS (1996)
 

Email

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Ruth Eisenberg Plus Sign   Ruth is an avid dancer. She especially loves the two-step and the salsa, but also enjoys country line dancing.

 

 

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