Ari Savitzky

  • Lecturer in Law

Ari Savitzky is a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Voting Rights Project.

Before joining the ACLU, Ari was an Assistant Solicitor General for the State of New York. Before that, he practiced at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he was a Counsel in the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation group. Ari also served as a judicial law clerk to Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Hon. John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ari has argued over a dozen appeals in state and federal appellate courts and filed over twenty briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on a wide range of constitutional and statutory matters, including challenges to partisan and racial gerrymandering. Ari’s significant past representations include a number of challenges to Trump Administration policies, as in New York v. ICE, City of Chicago v. Barr, and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Azar. Ari also helped successfully defend the constitutionality of Arizona’s independent redistricting commission before the U.S Supreme Court in Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission v. Arizona State Legislature.

Ari received his J.D. magna cum laude from NYU School of Law, where he was an editor for the NYU Law Review. Prior to law school, he worked for the democracy reform organization FairVote. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Ari holds an AB in History from Brown University.