Travis Manfredi (they/any) joined the firm in 2022 after many years in the plaintiffs’ bar working directly with current firm partner, Cadio Zirpoli, at Saveri & Saveri. While there, they and Cadio collaborated with Joseph Saveri Law Firm partners Joseph Saveri, Steven Williams, and Ronnie Spiegel on a variety of major antitrust class actions. They worked so closely with Ronnie at times that she seemed more like a co-worker than co-counsel. Based on these positive, rewarding relationships over the years, Travis jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with the accomplished team Joe has assembled.
Currently, Travis focuses primarily on class actions related to the widespread practice of ignoring the intellectual property rights of creators to train and operate Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. These systems frequently generate derivative works—or even exact copies—of materials the creators of the AI systems have no right to use. They hope to obtain rulings that clarify the legal implications of this behavior and in turn protect and vindicate creators’ rights.
Travis has wide legal expertise. They specialize in litigation (federal, state, administrative, and international), particularly in the class action, antitrust, and intellectual property practice areas. They have also advised clients on trademark prosecution, privacy, intellectual property, contests/sweepstakes, and advertising matters. They work diligently to obtain the best results for their clients, always seeking to find a solution that best balances the clients’ risks and needs.
While at Saveri & Saveri, Travis was a valuable team member on a number of high-profile class actions, including In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation, In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation, In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, In re Broiler Chickens Antitrust Litigation, In re Pork Antitrust Litigation, and Doe 1 v. GitHub, Inc, et al. They obtained favorable results for their clients in both trials and motion hearings and developed key testimony in depositions of high-ranking company officials. They managed all aspects of class award distribution from selection of notice and claims administrators to disbursement of award and attorneys’ fees.
Travis also garnered valuable intellectual property, privacy, and other related experience as a partner at Cobalt LLP, where they litigated intellectual property cases; prosecuted trademarks and copyrights, pursued UDRP complaints, handled DMCA takedown requests and responses, and advised on privacy, advertising, and the intricacies of contests and sweepstakes rules. They played a key role in all aspects of domestic and international trademark prosecution, as well as domestic and international trademark enforcement and disputes, including Trademark Trial and Appeal Board administrative proceedings.
During law school at the University of San Francisco, Travis was managing editor of the USF Law Review, participated in national moot court competitions, and was intimately involved in student government.
Travis has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” from 2018 to the present. They are a member of the American Bar Association and a certified privacy expert for U.S. law (including CIPP/US and CIPM certification).
Travis has become part of the We The Action network, which matches attorneys with progressive organizations to facilitate pro bono services. They were also a board member of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, which provides direct legal services to HIV positive people as well as connecting those same people with lawyers in its network willing to provide pro bono legal assistance. They are active in several San Francisco-based LGBTQ+ charity activities.