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Ruthie White

Principal
Houston

P 713-568-7853
F 713-650-0405
Ruthie.White@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Ruthie White is a Principal in the Houston, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. With more than two decades of legal practice and business experience, she combines legal expertise with a sound business sense to resolve employment disputes in and out of court.

Ms. White has a consistent track record of winning favorable decisions in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases as well as defending clients in the energy, banking, technology, retail, health care and construction sectors.

Her broad in-house and outside-counsel knowledge is invaluable in advising employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues. These include drafting of employment policies and procedures, investigation of alleged employee misconduct, implementation of disciplinary and job performance procedures and development of selection criteria for reductions in force. She has presented numerous specially tailored employment law seminars for supervisors and managers geared to meet the needs of individual clients.

Ms. White has served as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law and on the boards of several non-profit organizations. She is a founder of The Downtown Group, a 200-member networking organization of African-American female lawyers, and contributes pro bono legal services to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Ms. White is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars hosted by law schools and bar associations across Texas.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Association of Women Attorneys Premier Women in Law Award (2014)
  • South Texas College of Law, Mamie Moore Proctor Trailblazer Award for being the first African-American female on the school’s law review (2006)
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) Outside Counsel of the Year, 2016 Finalist
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Past Board Member
  • Association of Women Attorneys Foundation, Past Board Member
  • Houston Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • South Texas College of Law, Board Member and adjunct professor
  • State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Section
  • The Downtown Group, Founder

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Past Board Member
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

Published Works


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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

January 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

January 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2016. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has... Read More

October 1, 2016
Diversity & the Bar

Ruthie White Discusses "The Benefits of Fear"

October 1, 2016

Ruthie White discusses leading and motivating yourself and others in "The Benefits of Fear," published on page 7 in Diversity and the Bar. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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