Gary Noah Savine – Principal
Gary Noah Savine founded Savine Employment Law, Ltd. to provide employers and employees with a rare and valuable resource – a law firm that understands both sides of workplace disputes and can translate that balanced perspective into better outcomes at an affordable price.
Gary brings more than two decades of legal expertise and hands-on experience, working around the globe, shoulder-to-shoulder with senior executives and human resource professionals, solving the thorniest of workplace disputes.
Before starting the firm in 2012, Gary practiced employment law exclusively at two of Chicago’s largest law firms and served as chief employment counsel at Navistar (NYSE: NAV) and Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE: HRC).
Gary frequently speaks and writes about employment law and has written and presented before the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Northern Illinois Society for Human Resources Management, the Northern Illinois Franchise Association and the American Conference Institute. Gary currently serves as co-chair of the Disabilities and Leave of Absence Law Subcommittee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the ABA, and steering committee member of the Michigan Law School Chicago Club.
Gary received his law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and his Bachelor of Arts with high honors in Political Economy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.
In his spare time, Gary participates actively in local politics and school board matters in Highland Park, Illinois, where he and his family reside.
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Member
- Co-Chair, Disability and Leave of Absence Law Subcommittee
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- Past Member, Ethics and Sanctions Committee
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
- U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Speaking Engagements and Articles
“Managing Whistleblower Employees,” American Bar Association, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting (2017)
“Immigration in the Face of a New Administration,” American Bar Association, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting (2017)
“You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone: Avoiding Unintentional Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege,” American Bar Association (2017)
“The New Overtime Regulations – What Businesses Must Do Now” (2016)
“Ethical Pitfalls for Employment Lawyers,” National Employment Lawyers Association National Meeting (2016)
“Trends in C-Suite Severance Arrangements – Tips on Negotiating Your Departure” (2016)
“How to Make Immigration Part of Your Employment Law Practice,” American Bar Association, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting (2015)
“Job Jeopardy Management” (2015)
“Important Labor Developments Affecting the Franchise Community,” Northern Illinois Franchise Association (2014)
Employment Law Update, Northern Illinois Society for Human Resources Management (2014)
“Executive Employment Agreements – Key Considerations” (2014)
“Employment Law Boot Camp for Startups and Small Businesses” (2013)
“How to Respond Now to the Car Wash Workers Campaign,” Chicagoland Car Wash Association Quarterly Meeting (2013)
“Reducing a Global Company’s Exposure to International Labor and Employment Claims,” American Conference Institute (2012)