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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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April 24, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court: Employment Class Arbitration Must Be Expressly Addressed in Contract

April 24, 2019

Class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary, bilateral arbitration of individual disputes that courts may compel class action arbitration only where the parties expressly declare their intention to be bound by such actions in their arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision. Lamps Plus, Inc.... Read More

April 22, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on LGBTQ Workplace Protections under Title VII

April 22, 2019

Whether LGTBQ employees are protected from employment discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court next term. The Court has agreed to hear three cases to determine: Whether Title VII’s ban on “sex”-based discrimination prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation; and... Read More

January 16, 2019

Supreme Court: Interstate Transport Companies’ Independent Contractor-Drivers are Exempt from FAA

January 16, 2019

In New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA) Section 1 exemption applies to transportation workers, regardless of whether they are classified as independent contractors or employees. No. 17-340 (Jan. 15, 2019). By its terms, the FAA does not apply to “contracts of employment of... Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court: Employment Class Arbitration Must Be Expressly Addressed in Contract
April 25, 2019

Class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary, bilateral arbitration of individual disputes that courts may compel class action arbitration only where the parties expressly declare their intention to be bound by such actions in their arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision. Lamps Plus, Inc. Read More

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. Read More

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

By Sherry L. Swieca, Samia M. Kirmani and Abraham N. Saiger