Our Litigation blog is specifically targeted to in-house counsel, human resources professionals, workplace management and employment law media. We aim to provide insight into jury verdicts, trial strategy and evidentiary rulings relevant to general employment litigation with a focus on state and federal court decisions throughout the United States.
Martin W. AronEmail
Martin W. Aron is a Principal and Litigation Manager of the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For over 30 years, he has represented employers in all facets of labor and employment matters.
Mr. Aron has represented employers in cases involving claims of discrimination on the basis of age, sex, sexual harassment, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and disability. He is also experienced in handling claims that arise under various state and federal statutes involving diverse issues such as family medical leave, whistleblowing, wage and hour regulation, unlawful competition, violation of restrictive covenants and theft of trade secrets.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Aron was Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Group for an Am Law 100 law firm.
Mr. Aron regularly litigates in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitration forums for both unionized and non-union employers. He is recognized by his peers as an experienced trial attorney, having achieved the designation of Certified Civil Trial Lawyer from the New Jersey Supreme Court. Mr. Aron is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment issues. He is also certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).
Mr. Aron advises both Fortune 100 companies with national and international operations as well as colleges, universities and emerging companies. He advises employers in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, insurance, pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing, as well as nonprofit institutions.
O. John Norris, IIIEmail
O. John Norris, III, is a Principal in and the Litigation Manager for the Memphis, Tennessee, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is an experienced litigator who handles management-side labor and employment law cases of all types.
Mr. Norris regularly handles state and federal lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative claims regarding age, race, gender, or other types of discrimination or harassment, as well as disability accommodation issues. Mr. Norris devotes a portion of his practice to non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, employee raiding issues, trade secrets misappropriation, and similar issues, having litigated such matters in various state and federal courts and before the National Association of Securities Dealers, now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He also has significant experience representing employers in collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law for wage-related claims. In addition, Mr. Norris routinely works with clients to prevent litigation or other claims by establishing effective policies, procedures and agreements and counsels clients regarding garnishment issues.
While attending law school, he served as Research Editor of the University of Memphis Law Review. He also received the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and was selected for Who’s Who Among American Law Students.
Abraham N. SaigerEmail
Abraham (“Avi”) Saiger is the Knowledge Management (“KM”) Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C.’s General Employment Litigation Practice Group, and is based in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Saiger creates and manages legal and electronic resources and materials to provide innovative client services, serves as a resource for other practice group members, monitors and analyzes regulatory and case law developments, and contributes to the firm’s blogs and legal updates. In his role, Mr. Saiger draws upon his years of litigation experience in defending employers in a broad range of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the Midwest.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Saiger was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago and a law clerk to the Honorable Martin C. Ashman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, he was a published author and an associate editor of the Elder Law Journal.