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Lisa J. Savitt is a partner in The Axelrod Firm. She has experience representing foreign and domestic companies in matters involving complex legal, regulatory and technical issues in state and federal courts. Much of her work involves issues relating to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, application of various treaties, jurisdictional challenges and the doctrine of forum non conveniens. Her extensive industry experience includes representing clients in the aviation, insurance, and manufacturing sectors. Ms. Savitt's work has included coordinating with counsel globally on matters involving litigation in multiple jurisdictions and application of law from both civil and common law jurisdictions.
Her country experience includes Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ethiopia, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Peru, Poland, Taiwan, and the Turks and Caicos.
Ms. Savitt is a frequent speaker and writer on international litigation issues. Currently, Ms. Savitt serves as the chair-elect of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. She is the past finance officer and a member of the Section's Council, Executive Committee, and Administration Committee. Ms. Savitt also serves on the ABA Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity. Ms. Savitt is also a member of the ABA Tort Insurance Practice Section. She is a founding member and former President of the International Aviation Womens Association. She was also a member of the American Bar Association International Legal Exchange program to Warsaw and Vienna which focused on international dispute resolution.
In 1983, Ms. Savitt clerked for Magistrate Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.D. from New York Law School in 1981 and her B.A. in East Asian studies from George Washington University in 1978.