Harvey Saferstein is the Managing Member for the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice
includes antitrust and intellectual property counseling and litigation, as well as
complex commercial and business litigation.
With an extensive litigation background, Harvey has experience as trial and
appellate counsel in antitrust cases and class actions within federal and state
courts. In antitrust and consumer protection investigations, he has represented
numerous businesses, advising them on how to comply with state and federal
antitrust laws (such as the Robinson-Patman Act), consumer protection laws, and
other business regulations. Additionally, Harvey has conducted compliance
seminars for major corporations, performed Hart-Scott-Rodino filings in mergers
and joint ventures, and offered compliance counseling for major advertisers
regarding consumer protection laws, intellectual property rights, and media law.
Harvey has handled a variety of patent cases in Los Angeles and San Diego
federal court, including cases involving software and media patents.
Among Harvey’s many litigation management successes is his involvement in the
organization, structuring, and hiring of personnel for a free-standing “branch”
office in Chicago. This group went on to represent a Chicago-based client in a
hostile takeover. Harvey has also represented persons and companies alleged to
have been involved in criminal price fixing.
Outside of the antitrust and class action realm, Harvey has handled all types of
business disputes, including intellectual property, employment disputes, and
complex business litigation.
As member of the Board of Governors and President of the State Bar of
California, as well as the Chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Harvey
has had the opportunity to become involved in the appointment process for both
state and federal judges in California and Los Angeles.
During law school, he was the executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. After
graduating from law school, Harvey served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Bailey
Aldrich, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Boston, Massachusetts, and
as an attorney advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Philip Elman in
Washington, DC. Harvey served as Regional Director of the Federal Trade
Commission for two years.