With 30 years of civil litigation experience, Joseph Saveri has handled cases involving numerous industries, including banking and financial services, insurance, energy, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, computer hardware, computer software, manufacturing inputs, travel and transportation, paper products, cosmetics, and consumer electronics. He has established himself as one of the country's top litigators in the antitrust field.
Mr. Saveri began his career doing general litigation work at the San Francisco law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. In 1992, he joined the plaintiffs' firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, where he served as the firm's Managing Partner. He also founded and chaired the firm's Antitrust and Intellectual Property practice group, which was recognized in 2012 as one of the top five practice groups in California. He left Lieff Cabraser in May of 2012 to start his own firm, the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Inc.
Mr. Saveri has performed virtually every aspect of complex and class action litigation, including factual and economic analysis of market conditions and pricing practices, drafting of pleadings, law and motion matters, organizing electronic discovery, creating a discovery plan, administering and directing on-line review of documents requiring coordination of dozens of lawyers fluent in English and foreign languages, propounding written discovery, taking and defending percipient and expert witness depositions, organizing the factual record, briefing and arguing summary judgment, and trial and appellate work.
From 2010 through 2013, Mr. Saveri was chosen to serve as a Lawyer Representative for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He 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. He was chosen to serve as a member of the Northern District's Civil Rules Advisory Committee from 2009-2012, the committee to establish rules and procedures for expedited trials (which the court adopted as General Order No. 64, "Expedited Trial Procedures"), and the committee which crafted new ediscovery rules and procedures recently adopted by the court.
Mr. Saveri is also a frequent author of articles on antitrust and complex litigation issues, and a frequent lecturer on a variety of matters, including antitrust, complex litigation, class action practice, and discovery. He serves as an author of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, the legal treatise published by the State Bar of California's Antitrust and Unfair Competition Series. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute. In 2019, he was a featured speaker
at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s public
roundtable to discuss the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement &
Reform Act. He also spoke at the University of Haifa’s (Israel) 3rd
International Conference: Dispute Resolution of Consumer Mass Disputes, Collective Redress, Class Action, and ADR. In 2020, he was a panelist at the Global Class Actions Symposium 2020 virtual event, sponsored and hosted by International Comparative Legal Guides.
Mr. Saveri has been a Chambers USA “Band 1” (top-ranked) plaintiffs’ antitrust attorney for California and nationwide 2014-present. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating as a Top Rated Lawyer 2008-present. He has been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters’s Super Lawyers publication from 2006-present, including the “Super Lawyers Top 100” in 2015-2016 and 2019-present. Law360 has named Mr. Saveri a “Titan of The Plaintiffs’ Bar.” And he has been named 2015-present as one of the leading plaintiffs’ lawyers worldwide by Who’s Who Legal and Global Competition Review and been selected as a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.