Ruth L. Seroussi is Of Counsel at Buchalter Nemer and represents clients in federal and state courts, and in the arbitral and administrative forums. During her 19 years of practice, Ruth has guided California and nationwide employers in the mortgage lending, retail, apparel, manufacturing, hospitality and entertainment industries in all aspects of employee relations, including providing advice and counsel on day-to-day personnel issues, preparing employment policies and handbooks, negotiating and preparing employment, severance, non-disclosure and arbitration agreements, training managers and supervisors on discrimination and harassment issues, and defending employers in discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secret matters, as well as against charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Labor, Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement and the Employment Development Department. Additionally, Ruth has extensive experience representing employers in wage and hour class actions and California’s unfair competition laws, as well as in general business litigation matters.
Ruth serves as an Advisory Board member for the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations (CIHLER). Additionally, she serves as President of Venice Arts’ Board of Directors, Secretary of the Friends of Coeur D’Alene Elementary School’s Booster Club and is a member of the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Education Committee. Ruth also serves as a board member for various other non-profit organizations and coaches AYSO soccer. She is a licensed real estate broker in the State of California and a member of the California Association of Realtors. Ruth is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Section.