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Abraham N. Saiger

KM Attorney
Chicago

P 312-803-2516
F 312-787-4995
Abraham.Saiger@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Abraham (“Avi”) Saiger is the Knowledge Management (“KM”) Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C.’s General Employment Litigation Practice Group, and is based in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Saiger creates and manages legal and electronic resources and materials to provide innovative client services, serves as a resource for other practice group members, monitors and analyzes regulatory and case law developments, and contributes to the firm’s blogs and legal updates. In his role, Mr. Saiger draws upon his years of litigation experience in defending employers in a broad range of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the Midwest.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Saiger was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago and a law clerk to the Honorable Martin C. Ashman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, he was a published author and an associate editor of the Elder Law Journal.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Chapter 49: Class Action," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2008 (April 2008) [Assisted in Updating Chapters]
  • "In Search of a Government That Will Govern: Senate Bill 812 and "Reimporting" Prescription Medication from Canada," Elder Law Journal (April 2004) [Author]

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November 6, 2018

Supreme Court: Age Discrimination in Employment Act Applies to All State, Local Government Employers

November 6, 2018

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to state and local government employers, regardless of their size, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous (8-0) seven-page decision. Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, No. 17-587 (Nov. 6, 2018). The Court’s ruling resolves a significant circuit split among the Sixth,... Read More

October 24, 2018

Availability of Class Arbitration is for Court to Decide, Appeals Court Rules

October 24, 2018

Vacating a $10 million arbitration award resulting from a “collective action” arbitration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that whether class or collective arbitration is authorized by an arbitration agreement is a threshold question for the district court, not an arbitrator. Herrington v. Waterstone Mortgage Corp... Read More

October 8, 2018

Kentucky Supreme Court Holds Employers May Not Require Arbitration Agreements as a Condition of Employment

October 8, 2018

On September 27, 2018, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its opinion in Northern Kentucky Area Development District v. Snyder, No. 2017-SC-000277-DG, and held that Kentucky employers may not require employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of their employment.  In reaching its conclusion, the Court relied upon KRS... Read More

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California Governor Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Employment Contracts
October 1, 2018

In a last-minute action on the September 30 legislative deadline, California’s Governor vetoed a bill that, among other things, would have imposed restrictions on the use of arbitration agreements for certain employment claims. Read More

Well-Documented Investigation and Carefully Written Policies Give Win to School District Against Discrimination, Retaliation Claims
March 29, 2018

  Following nearly 10 days of witness testimony, a jury in Denton, Texas, has ruled in favor of the Denton Independent School District (ISD), and rejected an ISD para-professional’s claim that he was fired in retaliation for complaining about discrimination. Read More

$6.8 Million Award for Theft of Company Trade Secrets
November 5, 2017

A dental technology company has obtained a $6.8 million judgment against a former employee accused of stealing the company’s designs. The federal district court in Central California entered the judgment after finding the defendant, Jian Lu, liable for stealing trade secrets. Sirona Dental Systems Inc., et al. v. Jian Lu, No. Read More