Joseph R. Saveri
Joseph R. Saveri specializes in antitrust law and complex civil and class action litigation in state, federal and international arenas. With more than 25 years’ civil litigation experience, Joe has handled cases involving numerous industries including banking and financial services, insurance, energy, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, computer hardware, computer software, travel and transportation, paper products, cosmetics, and consumer electronics. Representing individuals, consumers, small business owners, public officials, and heads of corporations negatively affected by monopolistic business practices, Joe Saveri has established himself as one of the country’s top litigators in the antitrust field.
Joe has a long track record in the fields of antitrust law and complex litigation. In 1987, he started his career doing general litigation work at the San Francisco law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. In 1992, Joe joined the plaintiffs’ firm Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, where he founded and developed the firm’s Antitrust and intellectual property practice, which he established and chaired. He also served as the firm’s Managing Partner and Chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Intellectual Property practice group. In 2012, the practice group was recognized as one of the top five practice groups in California. During the 20 years at LCHB, Joe handled numerous groundbreaking and landmark cases.
In the course of his work at LCHB, Joe developed a highly-respected antitrust department and led his team in a number of high-profile antitrust lawsuits including: recent litigation against Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe Systems, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and other tech companies for illegally agreeing not to poach each other’s employees; a class action representing direct purchasers in price-fixing claims against TFT-LCD manufacturers; a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers and others against Bayer for exclusionary drug pricing agreements involving the generic version of the drug Cipro; and another landmark class action against De Beers SA, the diamond company, for monopolizing the rough diamond trade. Joe also served as lead counsel in other state and federal trials involving brand-name prescription drug price-fixing and the pharmaceutical industry.
Joe has continued that work at the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, which he founded in May of 2012 to provide the highest quality legal work to clients throughout the United States. Since the inception of the firm, courts across the United States have appointed Joe and the law firm to leadership positions in important antitrust cases, class actions and other complex litigation.
Joe also is a frequent author of articles on antitrust and complex litigation issues, and a frequent lecturer on a variety of matters, including antitrust and discovery.
From 2010 through 2013, Joe has served as a Lawyer’s Representative for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He also has served and serves on a number of court committees charged with developing rules and programs regarding complex litigation, ediscovery and a variety of other matters.
An AV-Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Joe has been selected by peer and blue-ribbon panel review to the Best Lawyers in America for antitrust litigation, 2012–2015. He has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication from 2006-2016, and was named one of the “Top Attorneys in Antitrust Law” by the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition in 2010 and the Super Lawyer Business Edition from 2011-2015. In 2014, Joe was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal: Competition, and was named a Leading Labor & Employment Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal Corporation’s editorial staff. He was recently named a Band 1 (top-ranked) plaintiffs’ antitrust attorney for California and nationwide by Chambers USA, and was recently named “One to Watch” by Acquisition International magazine. On October 30, 2014, Law360 named Mr. Saveri a “Titan Of The Plaintiffs’ Bar,” citing his leadership and vision in extending the reach of antitrust cases into new areas such as pharmaceutical reverse payments and “no-poach” agreements by high-tech employers. He also serves as an author of California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, the legal treatise published by the State Bar of California’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section.