Ari J. Savitzky


Savitzky, Ari

Ari Savitzky focuses his practice on appellate matters and complex commercial and government-facing litigation. He has been involved in briefing and oral argument in the US Supreme Court and state and federal trial and appellate courts for matters related to antitrust law, bankruptcy litigation, complex procedural issues and class actions, constitutional law, intellectual property law, securities law and voting rights and civil rights law, among other issues. Mr. Savitzky has presented oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Savitzky joined the firm in 2013 after serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. John G. Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Savitzky also served as a special counsel on the staff of the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption in New York. During law school, Mr. Savitzky served as a summer associate for a prominent law firm in New York City. He also worked as a law clerk for Project Vote in Washington DC, where he helped litigate challenges to violations of the National Voter Registration Act.

Before law school, Mr. Savitzky founded FairVote Rhode Island, where he led a successful campaign to lower the voter registration age to 16, among other efforts. He has worked as a writer, campaign manager and organizer for several candidates and elected officials in Rhode Island, and as a copy editor for an English language weekly in Beijing

Publications & News


January 12, 2016

Funds Tell 2nd Circ. JPMorgan, Others Fueled $1B Refco Scam

Phil Anker, Ross Firsenbaum and Ari Savitzky are mentioned in this article published by Law360 for their representation of JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch.

June 29, 2015

WilmerHale Achieves Significant Supreme Court Victory in Key Election Law Case

On June 29, 2015, WilmerHale achieved a complete victory on behalf of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in a key election law case before the United States Supreme Court.

March 3, 2015

New Tips for Examining Your Own Witnesses and Using Their Depositions at Trial

An article co-authored by Ari Savitzky, published in the Winter 2015 edition of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Trial Practice newsletter, Vol. 29 No. 2.

July 11, 2014

WilmerHale Achieves Pro Bono Victory for Domestic Violence Victim and Autistic Child

On July 8, 2014, WilmerHale achieved a significant victory for a pro bono client and domestic violence victim in a case described by the Second Circuit as involving “novel and significant issues” of “first impression” under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

January 1, 2011

The Law of Democracy and the Two Luther v. Bordens

Note, 86 NYU L. REV. 2028


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JD, magna cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2011, Pomeroy Scholar, Allen Scholar, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, New York University Law Review

AB, History, Brown University, 2006, Commencement Orator, Ratcliffe Hicks Prize for Excellence in Debate, Opinions Editor, Brown Daily Herald

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York


The Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2012 - 2013

The Hon. John G. Koeltl, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2011 - 2012

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