Ruth L. Seroussi, Esq.

Partner

Attorney Ruth L. Seroussi

Ruth L. Seroussi represents clients in federal and state courts, and in the arbitral and administrative forums. During her more than 20 years of service Ruth has guided California and nationwide employers in the mortgage lending, retail, apparel, manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, health care 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, she 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 is 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 Chamber of Commerce 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 has also published articles, spoken at a number of conferences throughout the United States and served on panels concerning hospitality, human resources, labor and employment issues.

Ruth earned her J.D. at UCLA School of Law, where she was editor of the Environmental Law Journal and her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Ruth lives in Venice with her husband Mike, sons Holden and Dylan, and dog Bianca. She is an active traveler, hiker and outdoor enthusiast.