Olena Savytska

Olena Savytska is a dedicated and persistent client advocate and combines her experience in civil litigation and direct services in her work, approaching every case as a puzzle, and using her language skills to connect with clients. Olena began her work in the wage and hour field during a summer at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she represented dry cleaning and restaurant workers. Olena has worked at Lichten and Liss-Riordan since graduating from Columbia law School law, and has focused her practice on worker misclassification class and collective actions under state and federal law.

Olena has significant experience with collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has obtained collective action certification in dozens of cases around the country on behalf of employees in a variety of industries, including healthcare consultants, exotic dancers, cable technicians and delivery drivers, and has helped parlay these decisions into successful settlements.
In recent years, Olena has worked on dozens of cases involving delivery drivers, and has helped achieve decisions that have developed the caselaw on misclassification, improper deductions, and business expenses, both under Massachusetts and Illinois law, as well as the scope of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act as it applies to over-the-road drivers.

Olena is fluent in Spanish and Russian.

Professional Awards and Honors

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star 2020-2024


Muniz v. RXO Last Mile, Inc., 2023 WL 5353749, at *8 (D. Mass. Aug. 21, 2023) (summary judgment granted for delivery drivers under Massachusetts’ “ABC” test).

Tsybikov v. Dovgal, No. 19 C 3334, 2023 WL 4029823, at *2 (N.D. Ill. June 15, 2023) (summary judgment granted for more than 700 over-the-road delivery drivers alleging misclassification claims under the IWPCA)

Branson v. All. Coal, LLC, 2021 WL 1550571, at *1 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 20, 2021) (conditional certification granted for a collective of approximately 1,800 mine workers)

Braniff v. HCTec Partners, LLC, f/k/a HCTec, LLC, No. 3:17-cv-00496 (M.D. Tenn.) (final approval granted for $4,500,000 settlement on behalf of approximately 2,271 Consultants)

Arrington, et al. v. Optimum Healthcare IT, LLC, No. 17-cv-03950-RBS (E.D. Pa.) (final approval granted for $4,900,000 settlement on behalf of approximately 2,200 Consultants)

Oshikoya v. Leidos Health, LLC, No. 1:17-cv-3237 (S.D. Ind.) (final approval granted for $6,100,000 settlement on behalf of approximately 1,090 Consultants)

Kiley v. MedFirst Consulting Healthcare Staffing, LLC, 297 F. Supp. 3d 1260 (N.D. Ala. 2018) (conditional certification granted for nationwide collective of over 900 healthcare consultants)


Columbia Law School, J.D.
Boston College, BA in Political Science and Economics, cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

Member, State Bar of Massachusetts, 2015

Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts