Overview

Jennifer E. Savion assists employers in a broad range of employment and labor law matters, most often stemming from claims arising under the California Labor Code and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A large portion of her practice involves the defense of clients in single plaintiff and in class action litigation in state and federal courts concerning, among other matters:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Accommodation
  • Failure to provide meal and rest breaks
  • Failure to pay overtime wages
  • Other wage and hour claims

Jennifer also has significant experience before administrative bodies, representing clients before the Department of Industrial Relations, Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Jennifer has deep subject knowledge in California’s recent Fair Pay Act legislation and regularly provides advice and counsel to clients on compliance. She has given a number of presentations to human resource professionals, managers, and employees on topics such as the Fair Pay Act and California’s sick leave law. Jennifer also provides general anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training to clients.  

Prior to joining Littler, Jennifer clerked for the Hon. Nita L. Stormes, presiding magistrate judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She also clerked for the Hon. George H. Lowe, magistrate judge at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. 

Previously, Jennifer served as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Syracuse in New York and general counsel to Syracuse's Water Department. She focused primarily on defending the City in civil rights litigation involving claims of employment discrimination or excessive force. She also defended the City in personal injury and property damage litigation.

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2016 Legal Update

Professionals in Human Resources Association

California Passes Sweeping New Law Aimed to Bridge the Gender Wage Inequality Gap

October 19, 2015

Running the Gauntlet: Surviving the Implementation of California’s Sick Leave Law

July 9, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2005
  • B.F.A., SUNY Fredonia, 2002 summa cum laude

Bar Admission

California
New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York