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.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Past Board Member
•Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
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
•“The Benefits of Fear, ” MCCA Diversity & The Bar (September/October 2016) [Author]
In the News
June 10, 2019
Diversity & the Bar
Ruthie White Authors Why Humility is a Neglected Leadership Trait
Ruthie White authors Why Humility is a Neglected Leadership Trait, published by Diversity and the Bar.
August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...
August 15, 2017
Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition
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...
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
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