FRB Partner Ruth Kraft Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Feb 28, 2024
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FRB Partner Hon. Ruth Bogatyrow Kraft was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. She is a recognized leader in the small-business community and joins the NSBA Leadership Council, alongside other small-business advocates from across the country, as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

“As a former judge, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” stated Kraft. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.”

Ruth chairs FRB’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She has many years of experience in advising business organizations on all aspects of employment and labor law, including wage/hour disputes, misclassification, employment policies and procedures, and compliance with federal and state laws. Her practice is comprehensive, encompassing business strategy as well as litigation before governmental bodies and in the courts. She has successfully litigated and settled multi-million dollar employment class action suits, including prevailing wage, misclassification and unpaid overtime matters in the federal and state court systems, representing employers of all sizes and in a variety of industries.

After a long career on the bench, most recently at the New York State Department of Labor, Ruth practiced in and chaired the employment law group at a multi-state law firm. She also had the great privilege of studying law at the Yale Law School under the preeminent luminaries of 20th-century jurisprudence. Her doctoral thesis on informed consent is in the permanent collection of the Sterling Memorial Library of Yale University and formed part of seminal research in the field of medical law.

Kraft joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs and how access to capital will impact small business. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.

“I am proud to have Ruth Bogatyrow Kraft, Esq. as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”

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