Ruth Greenwood

Senior Legal Counsel, Voting Rights & Redistricting
Ruth Greenwood joined CLC in March 2016. Ruth litigates a variety of redistricting cases, with a particular focus on ending partisan gerrymandering and promoting minority representation.
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Ruth Greenwood is based in Chicago, Illinois and has been working in voting rights since 2009. Ruth litigates a variety of redistricting cases, with a particular focus on ending partisan gerrymandering and promoting minority representation. Ruth represents plaintiffs in LWVNC v. Rucho, a partisan gerrymandering case that is before the Supreme Court of the United States, and represents the plaintiffs in another partisan gerrymandering case, Whitford v. Gill, that previously went to the Supreme Court.

Ruth was previously the Lead Counsel for Voting Rights at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and prior to that a Redistricting Fellow with the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute. She received her Masters in Law from Columbia Law School in 2009 and her undergraduate law and science degrees from the University of Sydney in 2005 and 2003.

Ruth was a 2016 Chicago Civic Leadership Academy Fellow and was awarded an Exceptional Service Award by the Chicago Board of Elections’ in 2014 for her work on Chicago Democracy Week.  Ruth is an adjunct professor, teaching election law, at Loyola University Chicago Law School.