Joseph R. Saveri

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Inc.
 | 601 California St., Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-500-6800
Fax: 415-395-9940
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Antitrust Litigation (60%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the principal and founder of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Inc., located in San Francisco, California, Joseph R. Saveri has 30 years of civil litigation experience in state, federal, and international arenas.  He 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 the Joseph Saveri Law Firm.

Mr. Saveri has investigated, prosecuted, and successfully resolved numerous antitrust class actions and other complex cases.  He has served both as a court-appointed leader of such efforts and as a valued member of the teams operating under the leadership of others.  As lead or co-lead counsel in many of these cases, he has taken a personal leadership role in organizing litigation, setting strategy, establishing and directing teams of lawyers, and assigning specific tasks to teams of attorneys in a way that ensures the efficient use of resources and maximizes the talents of the litigation team.  Throughout these cases, he has displayed the energy, vision, and commitment that leadership requires, combined with the ability to listen, share, and work cooperatively so that the litigation team operates equitably, efficiently, and without friction.  He serves or has served as lead counsel in many cases, including most recently the high-profile Capacitors, Titanium Dioxide, High-Tech Employees, and California Cipro litigation.

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 Section.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  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.

Mr. Saveri received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1987.  He received his B.A. in History and Economics (double major), with Honors, in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Antitrust Litigation
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 10%General Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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About Joseph Saveri

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage:


  • National Law Journal:   “Trailblazers—Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust” (2015)
  • Law 360:   “Titan of the Plaintiffs’ Bar” for his leadership and vision in extending the reach of antitrust cases into new areas such as pharmaceutical reverse payments and “no-poach” agreements by high-tech employers (2014)
  • Chambers USA:   “Band 1” (top-ranked) plaintiffs’ antitrust attorney for California and nationwide (2014-present)
  • Who’s Who Legal:   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)
  • Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America book edition (2012-present).
  • Martindale-Hubbell:   AV Preeminent rating—Top Rated Lawyers (2008-present)
  • Daily Journal:  "Top Plaintiff Lawyers" (2018-2019); “Top 100 Lawyers in California” (2018-2019, 2016); CLAY Award—California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (2016); One of California’s Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers (2014)
  • America’s Top 100 LLC:   Lifetime Achievement Award—one of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys” (2016)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • US District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of Wisconsin
  • American Antitrust Institute (Advisory Board)
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association (Antitrust Section)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Italian Lawyers Club of San Francisco


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Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1987)
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in History and Economics, with Honors, 1984
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Office Location for Joseph R. Saveri

601 California St.
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415-500-6800

Fax: 415-395-9940

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Last Updated: 1/21/2020

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