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Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein

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Vice President, General Counsel
Los Angeles , CA, USA


Harvey Saferstein specializes in antitrust and intellectual property counseling and litigation, and complex commercial and business litigation.

Harvey has previously been a partner with various prominent Los Angeles law firms.  He was also the Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission from 1978 to 1980.

From 1992-1993, Harvey served as President of the State Bar of California.

Currently, Harvey is a Member of the California State Bar’s California Access to Justice Committee.  He has been involved in many other committees with the State Bar of California including, Chair, Board on Discipline and Admission; Vice Chair, Legal Services; Co-Chair, LAW-HELP-LA Task Force; Member, Legal Committee; Member, Labor Relations; Member, Administrative of Justice; and Member of the Antitrust Section Executive Committee.

Harvey also served on the Judicial Council of California from 1993-1997. His committee work entailed participating on the Executive Committee, Rules and Forms Committee, Executive and Planning Committee, and Bench/Bar Coalition. He is an active member in the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and American Bar Association Antitrust and Intellectual Property Sections. Other bar activities include service on the Board of Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (1987-1989), President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (1994-95), President of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (1987-1989), member of the Harvard Law School Board of Directors (1993-1997), and Vice President of the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles (2004-present).

Harvey’s litigation activities include trial and appellate counsel in antitrust cases and class actions in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He has also appeared before federal and state agencies and represented various businesses in federal and state investigations into antitrust and consumer protection matters. His counseling work encompasses advising clients on how to comply with state and federal antitrust laws, consumer protection laws, and other business regulations; conducting compliance seminars and programs for major corporations; advising on and conducting Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance and filing procedures in mergers and joint ventures such as the Robinson-Patman Act; and compliance counseling for major advertisers regarding consumer protection laws, intellectual property rights and media law. Harvey's litigation management cases have involved organizing, setting up and hiring personnel for a free-standing "branch" office in Chicago, IL, to represent a Chicago-based client in a hostile takeover. He also coordinated a post-trial team to overturn a $700 million federal antitrust jury verdict.  Harvey also successfully brought and settled a major antitrust/unfair competition case against a national retailer and an international food supplier on behalf of a terminated customer.

Harvey is admitted to practice in California. He received his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from University of California at Berkeley in 1965, and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1968, where 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, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Boston, Massachusetts, and as an Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Philip Elman in Washington, D.C.

Harvey I. Saferstein is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Discrimination in Price and Promotions - Antitrust Institute 2017: Developments & Hot Topics, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Discrimination in Price and Promotions - Discrimination in Price and Promotions, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Discrimination in Price and Promotions - Discrimination in Price and Promotions, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Discrimination in Price and Promotions - Discrimination in Price and Promotions, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Antitrust Institute 2017: Developments & Hot Topics
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters An Overview and Update of the Federal and State Law of Price Discrimination - Antitrust Institute 2017: Developments & Hot Topics, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Antitrust Institute 2017: Developments & Hot Topics, Friday, April 21, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, Boston, MA
Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
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