Ruth Merisier 

Associate – New York
T.+1 212 504 6236
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Ruth Merisier is an associate in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group. Ruth represents financial institutions and other public and privately-held corporations in complex commercial disputes. Her recent experience includes helping to resolve contractual disputes involving bankruptcy matters and merger-related litigation in all phases of litigation proceedings. She has also represented clients as amicus in contractual disputes involving commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities.

Ruth also serves as Co-Chair of the Cadwalader Black and Latino Association. Ruth demonstrates a strong commitment to pro bono work, representing clients seeking asylum under United States immigration laws. Ruth has also received the Legal Aid Society’s 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award for her efforts to vacate an eviction decision against her client by the New York City Housing Authority.  

Ruth was included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in recognition of her work in Commercial Litigation.

Ruth received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as Co-Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy. Ruth earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and Philosophy from The City College of New York (CUNY). She is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Ruth Merisier 


  • New York


  • University of California - Berkeley, School of Law
  • City College of New York



Making a Mark on Our Communities: Pro Bono Report 2020

Cadwalader's research and intelligence platform provides analysis on changes in U.S. financial regulation. Subscribers receive a daily newsletter interpreting new laws, rules and enforcement actions that impact financial institutions.