Harvey Saferstein: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Harvey Saferstein


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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation
  • Sports, Arts & Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.432.6000
Fax: 415-432-6001
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

University University of California - Berkeley, B.A.
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D.
Admitted1969, District of Columbia; 1971, California

Professional & Community Involvement
•Vice chair, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, American Bar Association Antitrust Section
•Vice president, Disability Rights Legal Center
•Past regional director, Federal Trade Commission
•Past president, State Bar of California
•Past president, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
•Past president, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
•Past chair, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference


Harvey 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.

Harvey serves as an adjunct law professor teaching The Law of Advertising and the First Amendment at UCLA Law School.

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.

•Fourteen Mintz Levin Members Named 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (01.23.2015)
•Eleven Mintz Levin Members Named Southern California Super Lawyers, (01.17.2014)
•Quoted in FTC May Waste Time Updating Price-Bias Guide, Attys Say, Law360 (11.29.2012)
•Mentioned in Dukes Dooms Clear Channel, Live Nation Monopoly Suits, Law360 (03.26.2012)
•Harvey I. Saferstein to speak at the Practising Law Institute's Live Webcast Standard Setting, FTC-Rambus, and Antitrust - Has the Dust Settled?, (06.18.2008)
•Harvey I. Saferstein and Robert P. Taylor speaking at Practising Law Institute's 49th Annual Antitrust Law Institute, (05.19.2008)

Awards & Recognitions
California Super Lawyers: Antitrust Litigation (2011 - 2015)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

•Co-author, Ninth Circuit Clarifies Extraterritorial Reach of California Antitrust Laws, Antitrust Alert (02.25.2013)
•Co-author, Aryeh V. Canon: Impact on Calif.’s Unfair Competition Law, Law360 (02.15.2013)
•Co-author, California Supreme Court Gives California’s Unfair Competition Law More Coverage, Litigation Alert (02.11.2013)
•Co-author, Another Shoe Drops in Washington - Ninth Circuit Expands Personal Jurisdiction over Willful Copyright Infringers, Litigation Alert (12.19.2012)
•Author, Sixth Circuit Uses Some Old Supreme Court Cases to Give Robinson-Patman Act New Life, The Price Point (10.2012)
•Co-author, The Case for Appellate Review of Choice of Venue, Law360 (09.11.2012)
•Co-author, Wrongful Termination Claim Too Desperate for Ex-Desperate Housewives Star, Litigation Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (09.05.2012)
•Co-author, Another Loss for the Robinson-Patman Act, Antitrust Alert (08.23.2012)
•Co-author, Ninth Circuit Takes a Bite Out of Kellogg Mini-Wheats Cereal Class Action Settlement, Class Action Alert (07.23.2012)
•Co-author, Proposal for Centralized Review of Choice of Venue in Federal Court, San Francisco Daily Journal (07.11.2012)
•Co-author, Giving Robinson-Patman New Life in the 6th Circ., Law360 (07.06.2012)
•Co-author, Sixth Circuit Uses Some Old Supreme Court Cases To Give Robinson-Patman Act New Life, Antitrust Alert (06.27.2012)
•Co-author, Location, Location, Location: A Proposal for Centralized Review of the Now Largely Unreviewable Choice of Venue in Federal Litigation, (03.01.2012)

Speaking Engagements
•Co-chair, Discrimination in Price and Promotions, Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics, Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (05.05.2014)
•Chair, When is Big Too Big: The Risks and Managing the Risks Raised by Recent Monopolization and Attempted Monopolization Developments, 2014 Business Law Section Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA (04.12.2014)
•Co-chair, Discrimination in Price and Promotions, Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics, Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (05.06.2013)
•Panelist, Miller's Courts: Media, Rules, Policy, and the Future of Access to Justice, Access to Justice and the Fourth Estate: A Fred Friendly Discussion, Oregon Law Review Symposia, Portland, OR (04.13.2012)
•Speaker, Public Company Education Series: New Developments in Public Company Board Responsibilities, Corporate Directors Group, American College of Corporate Directors, and Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA (02.22.2011)
•Speaker, Discrimination in Price and Promotions, Antitrust Institute 2011: Developments & Hot Topics, Practising Law Institute (PLI), San Francisco, CA (02.17.2011)
•Speaker, What You Should Know About Price-Discrimination Laws, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA (10.07.2010)
•Co-chair, Discrimination in Price and Promotions, Antitrust Institute 2010: Developments & Hot Topics, Practising Law Institute (05.20.2010)
•Speaker, Antitrust Issues in Communications Policy, Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2010, PLI, Webinar (03.01.2010) (Also at Los Angeles and San Diego Offices) (Also practices individually)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Successfully defended a major Mintz Levin client in the Katz Interactive patent cases in the Central District of California; Recently served as part of a multi-law firm team that successfully litigated and settled a multimillion-dollar federal antitrust consumer class action against a major Southern California company; Coordinated a post-trial team, which overturned a $700 million federal antitrust jury verdict; Currently representing a person in a major federal antitrust grand jury investigation; Currently representing a company in a bid-rigging investigation in Los Angeles County; Represented New Name, Inc. against Disney Enterprises, Inc., regarding a trademark and copyright infringement, obtaining a favorable settlement

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Harvey Saferstein

44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94104


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