Jenner & Block

Firm Mourns the Passing of Partner David Savner

David Savner, a partner in our Corporate Practice, passed away on November 22, 2020.

David joined the firm in 1987. In 1998, he became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for General Dynamics. He returned to the firm as a partner in 2010, after serving more than 12 years at General Dynamics. A highly accomplished and widely recognized corporate lawyer, David was also known for his community involvement and being a generous philanthropist. While at General Dynamics, David served as a director of Everybody Wins DC!, a Washington-based reading and mentoring program for inner-city children. He and his wife’s contributions to Northwestern Law School ensures that the David and Libby Savner Scholarship Fund will provide full-tuition scholarships for future generations. And their 2014 gift outfitted Savner Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom dedicated to technology-based teaching solutions.

David was a wonderful colleague and friend to so many. He will be missed very much.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson's Center at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, 355 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611.