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 Saveri Law Firm, which he founded in May of 2012 to provide the highest quality legal work to clients throughout the United States
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.
Since 2010, 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 was recently named a Super Attorney by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication, as well as a Northern California Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine from 2006-2012. He was named one of the “Top Attorneys in Antitrust Law” by the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition in 2010 and 2012. He also serves as an author of the California Antitrust Law, published by the State Bar of California’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section.