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Ruth Eisenberg

Of Counsel

Ruth Eisenberg is one of Washington’s leading lawyers representing nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in employment and general corporate matters. Ruth has been named by “Super Lawyers” as one of the area’s top employment and nonprofit organization attorneys. She is a trusted advisor and problem solver for many of the country’s best-known organizations.

Ruth’s clients include academic associations, think tanks, advocacy organizations, charities and social welfare organizations, consultants serving the nonprofit sector, and lobbying firms.

Through her decades of experience as both a lawyer and member of nonprofit boards, Ruth helps assure that her clients operate at full capacity and in legal compliance with complex employment and corporate laws so that the organizations can accomplish their social change mission.

Ruth resolves issues relating to harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour, disability, family and medical leave, reductions-in-force, employment contracts and separation agreements. She counsels organizations on their employee policies and handbooks. She also represents executives in employment contracts, separation agreements and other employment-related matters.

Ruth advises organizations on establishing and enforcing harassment prevention programs and in conducts internal investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct. She also conducts highly-regarded training on avoiding workplace harassment and other employment litigation.

Ruth also advises nonprofit organizations on member codes of conduct, corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, meetings and hospitality law, vendor contracts, and leases.

Prior to joining the firm, Ruth litigated disability rights cases at the National Veterans Legal Services Program and served as Director of Legal Services at the Whitman-Walker Clinic, representing people with HIV.

Before moving into the nonprofit arena, Ruth worked in government at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, litigating cases in federal district courts and courts of appeal. After graduating from law school, Ruth was a clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Ruth serves as co-chair of the Board of Directors of SAGE, a national organization which works to improve aging for LGBTQ people. She has served on the Boards of Directors of Lambda Legal, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Whitman-Walker Health, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee to the District of Columbia Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Affairs.

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“Thank you again for your time, insights, and sage counsel yesterday! As always, your expertise in complicated workforce situations such as this is invaluable.”

–Client CEO