Harvey I. Saferstein

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Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Office of Harvey I. Saferstein
 | 167 N. Bentley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049-2409
Phone: 310-428-1033
Fax: 310-472-9221
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1971
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Antitrust Litigation (60%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Harvey I. Saferstein is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Harvey I. Saferstein in Los Angeles, California. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 50 years of legal experience, Mr. Saferstein represents a diverse range of clients throughout the state who have legal needs involving antitrust and unfair competition litigation, intellectual property counseling and litigation, complex business and commercial litigation, and other litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants alike.

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice in state and federal courts, Mr. Saferstein also has extensive experience handling mediations and arbitrations, and he teaches classes at several law schools in his area along with conducting lectures and continuing legal education seminars before a variety of professional legal organizations.

A recognized leader in his legal community, Mr. Saferstein has served as president of the State Bar of California, and he has held a number of leadership roles with the American Bar Association, including serving as chair of the ABA's Antitrust Section's Editorial Board. He has also served as president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles as well as vice president of the Disability Rights Legal Center.

Mr. Saferstein has also served on a number of committees and commissions, including the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee. He has served as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Committee, and he helped establish the California State Bar Access to Justice Commission. He has also served as regional director of the Federal Trade Commission in Los Angeles, and he is an active member of several other local, state and national legal organizations.

Honored for his professionalism and service, Mr. Saferstein received the John Frank Award from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2018, and he has received a certificate of appreciation from the Legal Aid Society of California and the California Judicial Council. He has also earned numerous top rankings from his peers along with many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1965 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Saferstein obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1968, where he served as executive editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Antitrust Litigation
  • 30%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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About Harvey Saferstein

Admitted: 1971, California


  • State Bar Pro Bono Award

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • ABA Task Force on Improvement of Federal Judicial Nomination Procedure, 2007
  • The State Bar of California (President, 1992-1993)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles) President, 1990-1991
  • ABA Immigration Justice Project of San Diego, 2011
  • California Access to Justice Commission, 1997
  •   Los Angeles County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 1987
  • ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements (Vice-chair, 2009-Present) (Member, 2007-Present)
  • American Bar Association Antitrust Section Co-Chair, Outreach and Oral History Committee, 2009 Editorial Board Chair, State Antitrust Practice and Procedure (Fourth), 2007-2009  Vice Chair, Robinson-Patman Act Committee, 2003-2006 Member, Special Task Force on Remedies, 2003-2004 Member, Nominating Committee, 2007 Editorial Board, Antitrust Law Developments Fifth, 2000-2003 Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, 2000-2003 Chair, Business Torts & Unfair Competition Committee Vice-Chair, Civil Practice & Procedures Committee Member, Civil RICO Committee Intellectual Property Section Committee 409 - Antitrust Matters Committee, Chair of the Legislative subcommittee 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Disability Rights Legal Center Board member, 2005-Present Vice-President, 2010-Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Keeping Antitrust Compliance Programs In Step With A Changing Landscape, The Daily Journal, Antitrust, 2008
  • Author, The Robinson-Patman Act – The Stealth Antitrust Law, Aspatore Books, Antitrust Law Deal Strategies, 2007
  • 2002-2005, Author, Recent Case Law and Proposed Legislation Pertaining to Business and Professions Code §17200, Practising Law Institute
  • 2002-2005, Author, The Practical Aspects of Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs, Practising Law Institute
  • 1979-Present, Author, Robinson-Patman Act: Recent Developments, Practising Law Institute
  • 2002-2005, Author, Antitrust Issues for Cable and Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions, Practising Law Institute
  • 2003-2005, Author, Consumer Class Actions in The Cable Industry, Practising Law Institute

Representative Clients:

  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Garfield Beach CVS, LLC

Educational Background:

  • Legal: Harvard Law School, LL.B 1968 Honors: Harvard Law Review Magna Cum Laude College: University of California at Berkeley; B.A. 1965 Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Industry Groups

  • Media and Entertainment; Hi Tech
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Office Location for Harvey I. Saferstein

167 N. Bentley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049-2409

Phone: 310-428-1033

Fax: 310-472-9221

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