Harvey Saferstein is currently a solo practitioner. He specializes in antitrust and intellectual property counseling and litigation, and complex commercial and business litigation. He is also serves as General Counsel to Sportsman Cap & Bag Co. in Kansas City.
Harvey has previously been a partner with major law firms in Los Angeles, including Irell & Manella (15 years), Mintz Levin (14 years), and Munger Tolles (10 years). For two years, he served as the Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission. During 1992-1993, he served as President of the State Bar of California.
Harvey served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Treatise, “State Antitrust Practice and Procedure (Fourth).” Harvey is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Committee and served as a member of the California State Bar’s Access to Justice Commission. Harvey has also served on the Judicial Council of California. He is a member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee, as well a leader in the American Bar Association Antitrust Section. Other bar activities have included President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, President of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and Vice President of the Disability Rights Legal Center.
Harvey’s litigation activities have included trial and appellate counsel in antitrust, intellectual property cases and class actions in federal and state trial and appellate courts. His counseling work encompasses advising clients on how to comply with state and federal antitrust laws, including the Robinson-Patman Act, consumer protection laws, and other business regulations; conducting compliance seminars and programs for major corporations; Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance and filing in mergers and joint ventures; and compliance counseling for major advertisers regarding consumer protection laws, intellectual property rights and media law.
Outside of the antitrust and class action realm, Harvey has also handled all types of business disputes, including intellectual property, employment disputes, and complex business litigation.
Harvey is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia. He received his B.A. from University of California at Berkeley, and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude 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.