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Harvey Saferstein

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Los Angeles
310.586.3203
San Diego
858.314.1500
San Francisco
415.432.6000



Education

  • Harvard University (JD)
  • University of California - Berkeley (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Harvey is the Managing Member for the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice includes antitrust and intellectual property counseling and litigation, as well as complex commercial and business litigation.

With an extensive litigation background, Harvey has experience as trial and appellate counsel in antitrust cases and class actions within federal and state courts. In antitrust and consumer protection investigations, he has represented numerous businesses, advising them on how to comply with state and federal antitrust laws (such as the Robinson-Patman Act), consumer protection laws, and other business regulations. Additionally, Harvey has conducted compliance seminars for major corporations, performed Hart-Scott-Rodino filings in mergers and joint ventures, and offered compliance counseling for major advertisers regarding consumer protection laws, intellectual property rights, and media law. Harvey has handled a variety of patent cases in Los Angeles and San Diego federal court, including cases involving software and media patents.

Among Harvey’s many litigation management successes is his involvement in the organization, structuring, and hiring of personnel for a free-standing “branch” office in Chicago. This group went on to represent a Chicago-based client in a hostile takeover. Harvey has also represented persons and companies alleged to have been involved in criminal price fixing.

Outside of the antitrust and class action realm, Harvey has handled all types of business disputes, including intellectual property, employment disputes, and complex business litigation.

As member of the Board of Governors and President of the State Bar of California, as well as the Chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Harvey has had the opportunity to become involved in the appointment process for both state and federal judges in California and Los Angeles.

Harvey serves as an adjunct law professor teaching The Law of Advertising and the First Amendment at UCLA Law School.

During law school, he was the executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating from law school, Harvey served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Bailey Aldrich, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Boston, Massachusetts, and as an attorney advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Philip Elman in Washington, DC. Harvey served as Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission for two years.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a major Mintz Levin client in the Katz Interactive patent cases in the Central District of California
  • Recently served as part of a multi-law firm team that successfully litigated and settled a multimillion-dollar federal antitrust consumer class action against a major Southern California company
  • Coordinated a post-trial team, which overturned a $700 million federal antitrust jury verdict
  • Currently representing a person in a major federal antitrust grand jury investigation
  • Currently representing a company in a bid-rigging investigation in Los Angeles County
  • Represented New Name, Inc. against Disney Enterprises, Inc., regarding a trademark and copyright infringement, obtaining a favorable settlement

Recognitions & Awards

  • California Super Lawyers: Antitrust Litigation (2011 – 2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Vice chair, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, American Bar Association Antitrust Section
  • Vice president, Disability Rights Legal Center
  • Past regional director, Federal Trade Commission
  • Past president, State Bar of California
  • Past president, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Past president, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Past chair, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference