Ruth is a Partner in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ruth focuses her practice on corporate and business immigration matters related to temporary work visas, employment-based immigration, naturalization and consular processing. She represents multinational corporations in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, and engineering, advising on development of corporate immigration policies, and immigration effects of corporate restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions.

She has extensive experience in developing strategies related to PERM labor certification, as well as in managing PERM labor certification programs. She also advises clients on I-9 program compliance and improvements.

Education & Admissions

University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate
University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, French
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas


American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional Accomplishments

Co-Author, Texas Employment Law, Volume 1, Chapter 7 Immigration-Related Employment Practices. Costa Mesa, CA: James Publishing, Inc., 2013, 2012, 2011.
Co-Author, “ Beyond the Crime: The Severe Consequences of Criminal Charges for Foreign Nationals,” The Houston Lawyer (March/April 2009)
Speaker, “I-9 & E-Verify for Experts,” ILW (May 2015)
Speaker, “PERM for Experts,” ILW (December 2015)