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Savit, Eli

Adjunct Professor
Fall 2017

3246 SH
734.647.6443
E-mail esavit@umich.edu
Eli Savit, '10, serves as senior adviser and counsel to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, '83. As senior adviser, Savit maintains a policy portfolio that encompasses, among other things, issues pertaining to consumer protection, education, environmental justice, infrastructure development, and public safety. As counsel, Savit advises the mayor on legal issues concerning the mayor and his administration. Working with the city's law department, Savit also spearheads special legal projects on behalf of the City of Detroit. Prior to his appointment by Mayor Duggan, Savit served as a law clerk for Justices Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. He also clerked for the Hon. David S. Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for the Hon. Carlos T. Bea on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, Savit previously practiced law with two major national law firms, focusing on appellate and Supreme Court litigation.