Joseph Saveri Selected to Best Lawyers Northern California and Best Lawyers in America

Joseph Saveri was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers 2018:  Northern California.  For over three decades, Best Lawyers lists have been compiled via exhaustive peer-reviewed surveys of thousands of leading lawyers.  These peer-reviewed listings, covering thousands of attorneys in 145 practice areas nationwide, are published through newspapers and regional magazines. This stand-alone publication highlights 1,857 […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Selected for U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms 2018

For the sixth consecutive year, the Joseph Saveri Law Firm was selected for inclusion in Best Law Firms, an annual publication by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Firms included in the 2018 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered […]

American Antitrust Institute Honors Joseph Saveri Law Firm With 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards

The Joseph Saveri Law Firm today was selected as an Honoree for the American Antitrust Institute (“AAI”) 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice.  Firm associate Ryan McEwan was also selected as an Honoree for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer. The Firm and Ryan were honored […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Wins Five KMH Media Group Global 100 Awards

The Joseph Saveri Law Firm has been selected as “Antitrust Law Firm of the Year—USA,” “Antitrust Litigation Law Firm of the Year—USA,” “Class Actions Law Firm of the Year—USA,” and “Complex Business Disputes Law Firm of the Year—USA” in the KMH Media Group’s Global 100 Awards.  Joseph Saveri was likewise honored as “Antitrust Litigation Lawyer […]

Google’s Flash of Vulnerability Gives News Publishers Reason for Hope

(The Recorder)  For beleaguered U.S. news publishers, who have banded together in preparation for taking on internet giants Google and Facebook, last week’s financial headlines had to offer some rays of hope. The $2.7 billion fine levied by European Union regulators gutted second quarter profits for Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google. And that […]

Joseph Saveri Selected as One of Top Plaintiff’s Lawyers Worldwide in Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2017

Joseph Saveri was selected as one of the top plaintiff’s attorneys worldwide in Who’s Who Legal:  Competition 2017, a publication of the Who’s Who Legal and Global Competition Review.  Who’s Who Legal praised Saveri as “one of the US’s highest-profile and most successful plaintiff’s lawyers.”  Joe was also selected for this honor in Who’s Who […]

Joseph Saveri Rated “Band 1” Attorneys by Chambers USA

For the second consecutive year, Joseph Saveri received the “Band 1” ranking by Chambers USA in its “Nationwide, Antitrust:  Plaintiff” and “California, Antitrust:  Mostly Plaintiff” categories. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, […]

LG’s Sanctions Bid Rebuffed By Workers in Anti-Poach Suit

(Law360)  A putative class alleging LG and Samsung broke antitrust laws by agreeing not to poach one another’s employees asked a California federal judge on Tuesday to deny LG’s sanctions request, saying the case is based on factual evidence including a Samsung agent’s admission she was instructed not to recruit from LG. The case, which […]

Joseph Saveri Participates in Reverse Payment Settlements Roundtable

Joseph Saveri participated today in The Knowledge Group’s webinar roundtable regarding “Reverse Payment Settlements:  Hot Topics in 2017.” “Pay-for-delay” settlements, also known as “reverse payments,” are settlements in which a generic manufacturer threatens to enter the market for a particular drug.  In order to settle the dispute, the generic manufacturer agrees not to challenge the […]

Cipro Buyers, Barr Reach $225M Deal in Pay-For-Delay Suit

(Law360)  A class of buyers of the antibiotic drug Cipro on Wednesday asked a California court to approve a $225 million settlement with Barr Laboratories Inc. over allegations the company was involved in a pay-for-delay scheme to delay the introduction of a generic version of the drug. The purchasers informed the court that they had […]

Joseph Saveri Receives Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Ranking: “AV Preeminent Lawyer”

For the sixth consecutive year, Joseph Saveri was awarded the “AV Preeminent” designation by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reflecting that his legal peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability.  Attorneys receive Peer Review Ratings based on […]

Joseph Saveri, James Dallal, and Ryan McEwan Honored as Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers selected Joseph Saveri, James Dallal, and Ryan McEwan for inclusion in its annual ranking of Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and […]

Tribe, Bank Rebuked Over Embezzlement Suit Discovery Row

(Law360)  A California federal magistrate judge on Thursday called behavior during a discovery dispute between the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and a bank it has asserted claims against in its lawsuit accusing former tribal officials of a sprawling embezzlement scheme “unacceptable.” The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians alleged that Cornerstone Community Bank, CEO Jeffrey […]

Lidoderm Buyers, Payors Near Cert. in Pay-For-Delay MDL

(Law360)  A California federal judge indicated Tuesday he’s inclined to certify a putative class of indirect drug buyers and a class of end-payors in a pay-for-delay multidistrict litigation against Endo Pharmaceuticals and others over the Lidoderm pain relief patch, saying that although the process of apportioning damages might be complex, that’s not a reason to […]

Daily Journal Names Joseph Saveri Law Firm to Top Boutiques in California 2016

(Daily Journal)  The Joseph Saveri Law Firm was selected by the Daily Journal  to the “Top Boutiques in California 2016”:  a Daily Journal contest that selected and profiled the top 20 boutique law firms in California: Joseph R. Saveri left a long career at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in 2012 to found the […]

Joseph Saveri Participates in California Lawyer Roundtable Discussion re Antitrust Issues

(California  Lawyer)  California Lawyer met with Maxwell Blecher of Blecher Collins & Pepperman, Peter K. Huston of Sidley Austin, and Joseph Saveri of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm for a roundtable discussion concerning the upcoming Presidential election result’s potential impact on antitrust enforcement, the ideological balance of the Supreme Court, and recent development in antitrust […]

Joseph Saveri Selected to Daily Journal’s 2016 Top 100 Lawyers in California

(Daily Journal)  Joseph R. Saveri continues to make news with his long-running challenge to pay-to-delay deals between brand name drug manufacturers and their generic rivals. Next month, he plans to go to trial in San Diego against remaining defendant Barr Laboratories Inc. in an antitrust class action over Bayer Corp.’s antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, or Cipro, on […]

Samsung, LG Sued over U.S. Employee Recruiting Policies

(Reuters)  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics were accused of agreeing not to poach each other’s U.S. employees, according to a U.S. civil lawsuit filed last week, in what has become a familiar allegation in Silicon Valley. The proposed class action, filed in a Northern California federal court by a former LG sales manager, accuses Samsung […]

$100M Settlement Reached in Cipro Pricing Antitrust Case

(Daily Journal)  A San Diego County judge gave preliminary approval Monday to a $100 million settlement with most of the remaining defendants in an antitrust action filed by consumers, health care companies, and government health plans that accused the companies of colluding to keep up the price of an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. […]

Breaking New Ground in Antitrust Litigation

(Bloomberg Business Week, Fortune & Money)  You could say that antitrust law runs in Joe Saveri’s blood. Growing up, he spent many hours observing the law practice of his father and uncle, who were pioneers in some of the earliest and largest antitrust cases of the 1950s and 1960s.  In college, Saveri studied economics, paving his […]

Joseph Saveri and Ryan McEwan Win California Daily Journal’s 2016 CLAY Awards

Joseph Saveri and Ryan McEwan of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm won the prestigious 2016 CLAY Awards from the California Daily Journal and California Lawyer, which honored lawyers from 21 matters by selecting them as “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year.”  Joe and Ryan were recognized for their antitrust success in In re Cipro Cases […]

California Actuary Settles Tribal Embezzlement Suit

(Law360)  A California actuary named in a massive racketeering suit involving the gambling operations of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has settled the tribe’s allegations on undisclosed terms, according to a Wednesday filing in California federal court. Robert Haness and his company Haness & Associates LLC said that they had reached a deal to […]

Joseph Saveri Selected to “America’s Top 100 Attorneys”

Joseph Saveri has been selected as one of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys” by America’s Top 100 LLC. America’s Top 100 LLC recognizes annually and on a lifetime basis the most qualified and accomplished professionals in various fields of practice, including attorneys, doctors, dentists, realtors, accountants, engineers, and architects (among other professionals).  Membership in each specific […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Wins 5th ACQ5 Award

The Joseph Saveri Law Firm was named “Antitrust Litigation Law Firm of the Year” by ACQ5 in its 2016 Law Awards.  This represents the fifth award the firm has received from ACQ (Acquisition Finance magazine), a leading corporate magazine news site.  Previous awards to the firm and Joseph Saveri include: Joseph Saveri:  Antitrust Litigation Lawyer […]

Intel Employees in Folsom Receive Holiday Windfall

(Sacramento Bee)  Employees at Intel’s campus in Folsom last week began receiving checks for thousands of dollars as part of a $415 million settlement of a lawsuit involving some of the tech industry’s biggest players. An attorney who represented plaintiffs in the 2011 class-action lawsuit against California companies Intel, Apple, Google, Adobe, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and […]

Experts Say Latest Reverse Payments Could Lead to High Court Action

(Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs)  In an opinion that could very well be a game-changer for drug companies involved in antitrust cases challenging the legality of patent litigation settlements, a federal judge Nov. 5 ruled that a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court holding doesn’t bar the door to testimony about the strength of the patent underlying […]

NEC Tokin to Plead Guilty to Criminal Price Fixing

On September 2, 2015, the Department of Justice filed a criminal information against NEC Tokin Corporation in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California in San Francisco, alleging its violation of Sherman Act Section 1 for fixing prices on electrolytic capacitors. NEC Tokin has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $13.8 […]

Joseph Saveri Selected by Best Lawyers as Antitrust Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco

(Best Lawyers)  Joseph Saveri was recently selected by his peers as the Antitrust Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco, as featured in Best Lawyers 2015 – San Francisco. Read Best Lawyers 2015 – San Francisco Read Joseph Saveri’s Best Lawyers 2015 – San Francisco Biography. 

California High Court Won’t Rehear Cipro Pay-For-Delay Ruling More

(Law360)  The California Supreme Court declined Wednesday to revisit its May ruling reviving drug buyers’ claims that Bayer Corp. illegally paid generic manufacturers $400 million to delay launching copycat versions of blockbuster antibiotic Cipro, clearing the way for buyers to challenge the so-called pay-for-delay pharmaceutical patent settlements under state antitrust law. The state’s highest court […]

Joseph Saveri Participates in California Lawyer Antitrust Roundtable

(California Lawyer)  California Lawyer met with Daniel Asimow of Arnold & Porter; Maxwell Blecher of Blecher Collins Pepperman & Joye; Peter K. Huston of Sidley Austin; and Joseph Saveri of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm.  The roundtable was reported by Cherree Peterson of Barkley Court Reporters. Without major federal antitrust rulings on deck this spring, […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Brings RICO Case on Behalf of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians

(PRNewswire-USNewswire)  The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians today filed a lawsuit in federal court charging its former treasurer and three former senior officials with defrauding the Tribe of tens of millions of dollars that otherwise would have been used to improve the lives of Tribal members.  The complaint alleges that these four individuals used vote-rigging, […]

Cal Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cipro

The California Supreme Court today heard oral arguments In re Cipro Cases I & II.  The firm represents a class of California consumers and insurers who brought antitrust claims against Bayer Corporation, Barr Laboratories, and other generic drug companies. The suit charges that these companies entered into an illegal reverse payment agreement, forcing consumers to […]

Calif. Cipro Case Puts Pay-For-Delay Deals Under Scrutiny

(Law360)  The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a proposed class action brought by purchasers of antibiotic Cipro alleging Bayer Corp. illegally paid several generics makers nearly $400 million to delay market entry, and experts say a ruling that subjects pay-for-delay settlements to a stricter standard of review could reverberate nationwide, […]

Joseph Saveri Featured in Legal Leaders Profile of San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers 2015

Joseph Saveri was featured in Legal Leaders, a publication profiling San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015.  The publication is issued yearly by ALM, publisher of The Recorder, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, and The American Lawyer.  Saveri was also included and profiled in 2012-2014. Read Joseph Saveri’s Legal Leaders 2015 Profile

Joseph Saveri Featured in The National Law Journal Trailblazers: Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust

Joseph Saveri was selected for and featured in The National Law Journal Trailblazers:  Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust: PIONEER SPIRIT Joseph Saveri’s father and uncle were both antitrust lawyers.  “They were part of a small group who handled some of the most important cases of the time and set the parameters and basic principles of […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Selected “Most Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Law Firm” by Corporate LiveWire

The Joseph Saveri Law Firm has been selected the “Most Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Law Firm” by Corporate LiveWire in its 2015 Innovation and Excellence Awards.  Corporate LiveWire’s awards celebrate and recognize innovation & excellence of individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide, regardless of size or location.  Award categories encompass:  innovation, best practice, leadership, performance, sustainable development, […]

Saveri Wants to Prove Cartels Can’t Out-Muscle Small Antitrust Firm

(The Recorder)  Joseph Saveri approaches litigation the same way he approaches triathlons—he hates to lose. That’s not to say he never does. Saveri was reminded of that in Milwaukee last August, while biking along the shore of Lake Michigan in the USA Triathlon national championships.  The course was picturesque, with a view of water on […]

Titans of the Plantiffs Bar: Joseph Saveri

(Law360)  While the news that the federal government had found evidence that Apple Inc. and other tech giants had agreed not to cold call each other’s developers grabbed headlines, it took an out-of-the-box thinker like Joseph Saveri to see the potential for a class action case to recoup damages for the workers. Read The Full […]

Joseph Saveri Authors Article on Liability in U.S. Courts for Anticompetitive Conduct Abroad

An article by Joseph Saveri was featured in the August 2014 Corporate LiveWire Expert Guide on Antitrust and Competition Law.  The article, entitled “Liability in United States Private Lawsuits for Damages Caused by International Cartels & Price Fixing Abroad,” examines the evolving standard for liability in the United States under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements […]

Joseph Saveri Named “One to Watch” by Acquisition International

Joseph Saveri was named “One to Watch” by Acquisition International, a monthly magazine that circulates in over 170 countries and informs, entertains, influences, and shapes the global corporate community.  Acquisition International is part of AI Global Media, a UK-based publishing house that distributes 200 magazine issues, supplements, and websites worldwide. Read Joseph Saveri’s Acquisition International […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Files First Capacitors Price-Fixing Cartel Case

Following months of investigation, the Joseph Saveri Law Firm has filed the first capacitors price-fixing case in federal court in San Francisco. Plaintiff Chip-Tech, Ltd., on its own behalf and on behalf of a class of other capacitor purchasers like themselves, filed suit against the leading global capacitor manufacturers for per se illegal price fixing.  […]

Joseph Saveri Named by Daily Journal as One of “California’s Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers”

(Daily Journal)  Joseph Saveri was named and profiled by the Daily Journal as one of “California’s Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers” in the specialty of class actions: Saveri knew that he was taking a major risk when he initiated an employment antitrust action three years ago against seven giants of the high-tech industry. The plaintiffs […]

Joseph Saveri Featured in California Lawyer Class Action Roundtable

(California Lawyer)  Class actions are evolving and, in the process, have kicked off heated policy debates.  Our panel from Northern and Southern California discusses how, as companies become more complex, the courts are examining jurisdiction in national class actions, as the U.S. Supreme Court just did in Daimler AG v. Bauman (134 S.Ct. 746 (2014).  […]

Capacitor Cartel Probe Heats Up on US Civil, Criminal Sides

—(Policy and Regulatory Report)  The raid of electronic capacitor companies in Japan this week is a further indication that antitrust enforcers may be pursuing a worldwide cartel involving the small, but ubiquitous product, antitrust attorneys said. “This has the hallmarks of a major international cartel investigation,” said Philip Giordano, an attorney with Kaye Scholer and […]

Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Attorney Joseph Saveri Settles Silicon Vally “No Poach” Class Action Lawsuit for $324 Million

(Law Crossing)  Joseph R. Saveri, founder of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm Inc., recently settled an antitrust lawsuit for $324 million against Intel Corp., Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Adobe.  The companies agreed not to poach each other’s employees.  Joseph Saveri, a co-lead counsel with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, told The American Lawyer […]

4 Tech Titans Settle Wage Lawsuit; The Companies Were Accused of Conspiring Not to Recruit One Another’s Workers

(Los Angeles Times)  Apple Inc., Google Inc., and two other companies have tentatively settled an antitrust lawsuit that accused the tech giants of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach one another’s talent. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of more than 64,000 technical employees, claimed that Apple, Google, Intel Corp., and Adobe Systems Inc. […]

Tech Giants Settle Antitrust Hiring Suit

(New York Times)  The workers of Silicon Valley have won an important victory over their bosses.  What they did not win is a lot of money. Four of the largest technology companies tentatively settled on Thursday a class action brought by 64,000 of their engineers, who accused them of agreeing not to solicit one another’s […]

Judge OKs Conspiracy Claim in Silicon Valley ‘No Poach’ Suit

(The Recorder)  U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled Friday that plaintiffs have provided enough evidence to move forward with claims that four of the nation’s largest technology companies conspired to drive down employee wages through a web of agreements not to recruit each other’s workers. It should be up to a jury to decide whether […]

Engineers Allege Hiring Collusion in Silicon Valley

(New York Times)  Tech companies love new ideas, unless they belong to someone else.  Then any breakthroughs must be neutralized or bought.  Silicon Valley executives know all too well that a competitor’s unchecked innovation can quickly topple the mightiest tech titan. Just how far Silicon Valley will go to remove such risks is at the […]

Ninth Circuit Orders New HIV Drug Pricing Trial After Gay Juror Ousted

(SF Weekly)  A contentious antitrust trial over pricing for HIV medications will have to start all over again, after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the defendant, Abbott Laboratories, couldn’t reject a juror based on his sexual orientation. Plaintiff GlaxoSmithKline PLC had already clinched a $3.5 million verdict and prevailed on several claims […]

Plaintiffs Attorneys Say EU Antitrust Litigation Plan Falls Short

(Law 360)  Joseph Saveri and other top antitrust plaintiffs attorneys on Wednesday hailed the European Commission’s new plan to promote private antitrust damages actions as a significant step in the right direction, but warned that a reliable system of private antitrust enforcement and compensation of victims depends on the development of court processes and procedures. […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Expands to New Office Space

Leading San Francisco antitrust attorney Joseph R. Saveri has expanded and moved his office to San Francisco Financial District’s 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 625, San Francisco, CA 94111. The Joseph Saveri Law Firm specializes in antitrust and intellectual property litigation, complex business disputes, and class actions. With over 25 years of litigation experience, Saveri has […]

Northern District Committee Releases E-Discovery Guidelines (Joseph Saveri on Committee)

In an effort to smooth the often-complicated process of sorting through large quantities of potential evidence in a civil trial, a committee today is issuing guidelines regarding electronic discovery for the Northern District of California.  The group also drafted a model stipulated order on electronic discovery attorneys can modify and use for their own cases. […]

U.S. Department of Justice and California Attorney General File Antitrust Lawsuits Against eBay – Adding to the List of Companies Sued Over “High-Tech No-Poach Agreements ”

The U.S. Department of Justice and California Attorney General both announced today their filing of civil antitrust lawsuits against online giant eBay Inc.  The lawsuits, filed in federal court in San Jose, California, allege that eBay violated federal and California antitrust laws by agreeing not to recruit or hire employees of fellow technology giant Intuit […]

California Lawyer – Dealing for Dollars

(California Lawyer)  Joseph Saveri, co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs’ class, was interviewed by California Lawyer regarding In re Cipro Cases I & II, currently pending oral argument before the California Supreme Court.  The suit seeks monetary damages for consumers who were forced to pay inflated prices for the popular antibiotic Cipro due to an alleged […]

Attorney Joseph Saveri Comments On “Pay-For-Delay” Case To Be Heard by California Supreme Court Involving Drug Companies’ Scheme that Cost Consumers Millions of Dollars

Attorney Joseph Saveri of San Francisco’s Joseph Saveri Law Firm announced that he and other lawyers representing California consumers have filed their final brief today in a California Supreme Court in the “pay-for-delay” case involving the drug Cipro.  The parties’ briefing is now complete. The California Supreme Court agreed to take the high-profile case, known […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in “Non-Poaching” Litigation

(The Recorder)  A federal judge is making sure lawyers move quickly in a lawsuit accusing Apple, Google, and a handful of other tech heavyweights of conspiring to suppress employees’ salaries and keep them at their jobs by entering into “non-poaching” agreements. At a case management conference Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose […]

San Francisco Antitrust Attorney Joseph R. Saveri Launches Saveri Law Firm

Leading San Francisco antitrust attorney Joseph R. Saveri has gone out on his own. After 20 years with plaintiffs’ firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Saveri today announced the opening of his own law firm, the Saveri Law Firm, located in San Francisco, California. The Saveri Law Firm will specialize in antitrust and intellectual property […]

Lieff Cabraser Antitrust Chief to Launch Own Firm

(Law360)  Joseph R. Saveri, one of the attorneys behind the nonpoaching agreements case against Apple Inc. and others and price-fixing litigation over the liquid crystal display industry, plans to leave Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in the coming weeks to set up his own practice, Saveri said Tuesday. The attorney one antitrust observer described […]

Saveri Leaving Lieff Cabraser to Start Own Firm

(The Recorder)  After 20 years at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Joseph Saveri is breaking out on his own. The founder and chair of the firm’s antitrust group said he gave notice last week and plans to open Saveri Law Firm in late May.  Saveri shared his plans at the Northern District federal judicial conference […]

Google, Apple in Antitrust Issue: Joe Saveri Interviewed for CBS Evening News on the High-Tech Non-Hiring Conspiracy

(CBS News)  They’re known to attract the best and brightest minds.  But this week, a federal judge ordered Google, Apple, and five other high-tech companies to court over accusations they violated antitrust laws by conspiring not to poach each other’s employees.  CBS News correspondent Lee Cowan looks at this development. At issue is whether some […]