Joseph R. Saveri

Joseph R. Saveri

Joseph Saveri Law Firm, LLP

Recognized since 2012

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Litigation - Antitrust

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

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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 and 2021, he was a panelist at the Global Class Actions Symposium 2020 virtual event, sponsored and hosted by International Comparative Legal Guides.

Mr. Saveri and his firm have received numerous accolades from multiple entities, including:

  • American Antitrust Institute: Honoree—Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice (2017); Finalist—Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice (2015) (both awards given to the firm);
  • Benchmark Litigation: Ranked as “National Practice Area Star” and “Local Litigation Star”; firm recognized as one of the best in California in "Competition/Antitrust" and "Dispute Resolution" practice areas (2020-present);
  • Best Lawyers: Best Lawyers in America (2012-present); U.S. News & World Report and Best LawyersBest Law Firms publication (2013-present);
  • California Daily Journal: Top 100 Lawyers in California (2016, 2018-2019, 2021); Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California (2018-present); Top Antitrust Lawyers in California (2020); CLAY Award—California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (2016); Top Boutiques in California (2016, 2018, 2021);
  • Chambers USA: Band 1 (top-ranked) attorney for “Antitrust: Plaintiff—USA—Nationwide” and “Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff—California” (2014-present); Band 1 firm for “Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff—California” (2020-present) (the only California firm to receive this honor); firm ranked as one of the top 16 U.S. firms for "Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff-Nationwide" (2021);
  • Global Competition Review: GCR 100 listing of the world’s top competition practices (2021);
  • Lawdragon: 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers (2019-present);
  • The Legal 500: Firm ranked one of the top 12 firms nationwide in “United States Antitrust Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff” category (2019-present); ranked as one of its “Leading Lawyers” in the same category;
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent rating—Top Rated Lawyers (2008-present);
  • National Law Journal: Finalist—Elite Law Firm Trial Lawyers of the Year Award (“Antitrust” category) (2019); Trailblazers—Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust (2015);
  • Super Lawyers: Super Lawyers Northern California—Antitrust Litigation (2006-present); Super Lawyers Top 100 Northern California (2015-2016, 2019-present); and
  • Who’s Who Legal: Selected to and profiled in Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leaders: Competition publication (2019-present); one of the top plaintiffs’ attorneys worldwide via Who’s Who Legal: Competition, publication of Who’s Who Legal and Global Competition Review (2015-present).

  • 601 California Street, Suite 1000
    San Francisco, CA 94108
  • University of California Berkeley, B.A.
  • University of Virginia, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • United States, California
  • American Antitrust Institute - Advisory Board
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court - Central, East, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin

Joseph Saveri Law Firm, LLP
Headquarters: San Francisco, California

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • ALM Media Properties: Selected as "Top Rated Lawyer" and featured as same in American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and the National Law Journal (2012-present)
  • America's Top 100 LLC: Lifetime Achievement Award - one of "America's Top 100 Attorneys" (2016-present)
  • Best Lawyers: Best Lawyers in America book edition (2012-present).
  • Chambers USA: "Band 1" (top-ranked) plaintiffs' antitrust attorney for California and nationwide (2014-present)
  • Daily Journal: "Top 100 Lawyers in California" (2016, 2018-2019); "Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California" (2018-present); "Top Antitrust Lawyers in California" (2020); CLAY award - California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (2016); One of California's Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers (2014)
  • Law 360: "Titan of the Plaintiffs' Bar" for leadership and vision in extending reach of antitrust cases into new areas such as pharmaceutical reverse payments and "no-poach" agreements by high-tech employees
  • Lawdragon: 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers (2019-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent rating - Top Rated Lawyers (2012-present)
  • National Law Journal: "Trailblazers - Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust"
  • Super Lawyers: Super Lawyers Northern California - Antitrust Litigation (2006-present). Also "Super Lawyers Top 100 Northern California" (2015-2016, 2019-present)
  • Who's Who Legal: One of top plaintiffs' attorneys worldwide via Who's Who Legal: Competition (publication of Who's Who Legal and Global Competition Review (2016-present))
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Antitrust Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Trademark Law


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