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Ruth Ann Silver-Taube

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    23 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 50%
    23 years



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  • Cassie Marie Springer Ayeni

    Ruth is smart, passionate, and compassionate. She's an excellent ERISA lawyer and a wonderful advocate.


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  • Robert Edward Nuddleman

    Ruth is one of the best ERISA attorneys I know. She is my #1 resource for all ERISA questions and she is always extremely helpful. I refer clients to her without hesitation and consistently receive great feedback from clients that Ruth has helped.


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Law Offices of Silver & Taube

1339 Pauline Drive
Sunnyvale, CA, 94087


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2016
Unsung HeroSanta Clara County Victim Support Network2013
Commitment AwardKatharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, Santa Clara University School of Law2013
Certificate of Special Congressional RecognitionCongresswoman Anna Eshoo2013
Pro Bono Award in Small Firm CategoryState Bar of California2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special CounselLegal Aid Society - Employment Law Center2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSanta Clara University School of Law2003 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Silver & Taube2002 - Present
Federal MediatorEqual Employment Opportunity Commission2000 - 2002
PartnerLaw Office of Silver & Taube1995 - 2000
Law ClerkU.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.) San Jose Division1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Human Trafficking CoalitionAlternate Delegate2014 - Present
South Bay Coalition to End Human TraffickingChair, Legal Services Committee & Member, Executive Board2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dionida v. Reliance Standard, 50 F .Supp.2d 934 (N .D.CaI. 1999)Plaintiff prevailed
Heinrich v. The Prudential Insurance Company, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15566 (N.D. Cal. 2005)Plaintiff prevailed
Bona v. MetLife, 2004 U.S. Dist.LEXIS 754 (N.C. Cal. 2004)Plaintiff prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Review, Santa Clara University School of LawDrug Testing: Is Preemption the Answer1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of California - BerkeleyN/AMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Annual DinnerKeynote Speaker2013
Strategies to Combat Wage Discrimination, Retaliation, and Unequal PayStrategies to Combat Wage Discrimination, Retaliation, and Unequal Pay2013
Strategies to Combat Wage Discrimination, Retaliation & Equal PayStrategies to Combat Wage Discrimination, Retaliation & Equal Pay2013
Know Your Rights as a Domestic Violence SurvivorEmployment Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors2013
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment SectionERISA for Employment Law Practitioners2013
Santa Clara County Bar Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee's Sexual Harassment RoundtableERISA for Employment Lawyers2012
San Francisco Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionERISA for Workers' Compensation Lawyers2012
Public Forum on Vulnerable WorkersExpert Testimony on Issues and Concerns of Vulnerable Workers2012