Ruth Greenwood

Senior Legal Counsel, Voting Rights & Redistricting


Ruth Greenwood joined CLC in March 2016. Ruth litigates a wide variety of redistricting cases, with a particular focus on ending partisan gerrymandering and promoting minority representation.  Ruth also has expertise in voting rights, election administration, and youth civic engagement issues.

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 LL.M from Columbia Law School in 2009, and her LL.B./B.Sc. from the University of Sydney in 2005. Ruth is admitted to practice as an attorney in Illinois and New York.

Ruth is a 2016 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.  She is also an adjunct professor, teaching election law, at Loyola University Chicago Law School.