Perspectiva General

Eric A. Savage has over 40 years of litigation and arbitration experience in New York and New Jersey and has actively participated in litigation for both local businesses and major corporations nationwide. He has conducted bench and jury trials in federal and state courts and handled arbitrations and appeals in a wide variety of employment matters, including those involving:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Race, age, national origin, religious and sexual discrimination
  • Whistleblower matters
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Wrongful termination
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • The Dodd Frank Act
  • New Jersey and New York whistleblower statutes
  • New Jersey and New York anti-discrimination statutes

In addition to his litigation practice, Eric provides counseling to clients on a wide range of employment matters, including the preparation and review of employee manuals and policies. He also provides training to management and supervisory employees on workplace harassment and privacy issues.

Eric regularly assists clients based in the Middle East, including start-ups, which have employment law needs in the U.S. and elsewhere. He has also assisted clients in the U.S. that need employment law help in various countries throughout the Middle East. His experience in this area has connected him with working partner firms in several countries, with whom he regularly collaborates on multinational projects.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


American Bar Association


Rule of Law Initiative Council, Middle East and North Africa

American Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


Union of Turkish Bar Associations, International Law and Practice Section

American Bar Association


Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, International Law and Practice Section

American Bar Association


Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center, International Law Section

American Bar Association

Vice Chair

Middle East Law Committee, International Law and Practice Section

American Bar Association


Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Committee

New York City Bar Association


Labor and Employment and Federal Practice and Procedure sections

New Jersey State Bar Association


International Bar Association


Global Employment Institute


Oasis 500


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Recognized, Excellence in Client Service

Employment and Benefits

Client Choice


News, Analysis & Press

Ditching the Union

New York Times

October 4, 2014

Untying the Knot: Extraterritorial Application of American Employment Statutes

Arab Regional Forum News

Vol. 17, No. 2, International Bar Association

August 2014

Can SOX Go Overseas? The Debate Continues


February 19, 2014

Labor and Employment Matters with Eric Savage

From the Midwest to the Middle East

June 24, 2013

The Use of Social Media in the US Workplace

Benefits & Compensation International

June 2013

International Legal Developments in Review: 2009 Israel Chapter

The International Lawyer

Spring 2010

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Increases US Employers' Need for Protective Measure

Benefits & Compensation International

March 2010

Gilding the Lilly: Dealing with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

HR Now

Spring 2009

The Rising Tide of Retaliation: Why New Court Decisions Matter

HR Now

Fall 2008

Eric Savage Offers Tips for Harassment Investigations

Thompson Information Services

March 1, 2007

The Offer of Judgment Rule is Necessary to Combat the Misuse of the LAD's Fee Shifting Provision

New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly

Winter 2007

Eric Savage Comments on Democratic Takeover


November 9, 2006

Eric Savage Discusses Discrimination Suits

New Jersey Business

October 23, 2006

Privacy Rights Pitted Against Security

Loss Prevention Magazine

October 13, 2006

The New FLSA: What HR Managers Need to Know

HR Now

Spring/Summer 2005

Sarbanes-Oxley: A New Law with Teeth that Can Bite

HR Now

Spring/Summer 2005

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Implications for U.S. Employers

Benefits & Compensation International

May 2003

U.S. Anti-Discrimination Laws, Benefits & Compensation International, Parts 1 and 2

November and December 2001

Speaking Engagements

Opening and Managing U.S. Subsidiaries of Israeli Companies


July 2, 2024

2023 Tri-State Regional Employer Conference

New York, NY

June 20, 2023

Mental Health/Accommodation of Mental Health Disabilities

Panelist, New York City Bar Association, 2023 Employment Law Institute

March 3, 2023

Executive Compensation Considerations for Emerging Companies

November 5, 2019

Tumultuous Times in Restrictive Covenant Law

October 21, 2019

International Employment Law Roundtable

New York, NY

June 26, 2018

What Start-Ups Need to Know About Employment Law

SPRKNYC Conference, New York, NY

June 20, 2017

What Israeli Companies Need to Know About U.S. Employment Law

SOSA, Tel Aviv

June 12, 2017

Employment Law Update for Companies Doing Business in France & Germany

March 28, 2017

Corporate Compliance & Financial Services Update

New York, NY

November 19, 2015

2015 Tri-State Employer Conference

New York, NY

November 5, 2015

Relocation of Israeli Employees to the USA: How to Do It Right

July 13, 2015

A Whistleblowing Whistle-Stop Tour: The Hottest Trends and Topics in Whistleblowing & Retaliation

New York, NY

March 31, 2015

They’re Not Your Employees, But it’s Still Complicated: New Developments in the Field of Contingent Workers and Independent Contractors

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 8, 2012

Email, Social Media, Investigations and Ethics

New York, NY

October 24, 2012

Managing Sensitive Internal Investigations — How to Get the Facts / Assess Risk / Minimize Damage to Your Organization

September 15, 2011

Whistleblower Protection under the Dodd-Frank Act

December 17, 2010


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., Princeton University, 1975


  • Francés
  • Español

Admisión de la barra

New York
New Jersey


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas