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Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

 
Author(s): Harvey I. Saferstein, J. Thomas Rosch, Yvonne S. Quinn
Practice Area: Antitrust, Corporate & Securities
Published: May 2014
PLI Item #: 51005
CHB Spine #: B2102, B2103

Former FTC Commissioner (7 year term); antitrust litigator (40 plus years) first at the McCutchen firm and then at the Latham firm; Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers since 1988; chair of both the ABA Antitrust Section and the California State Bar Antitrust and Consumer Protection Section; California Antitrust Lawyer of the Year 2003.


Harvey Saferstein 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.

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.


Yvonne Quinn is a member of the Firm's Litigation Group and one of two partners in charge of coordinating the Firm's Antitrust Group. Her practice focuses on antitrust litigation, merger analysis and review, and counseling work.

Ms. Quinn's clients include leading commercial banks, equity funds, investment banks, insurance companies, cable television operators, television programming suppliers, newspapers, publishers, sports franchise owners, advertising sales and healthcare companies, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, and many others.

Ms. Quinn has been a co-chair of the Practising Law Institute's Annual Antitrust Law Institute in New York since 2001 and has taught the mergers and acquisitions portion of the Institute since 1995. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association and a vice chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. From 1989 to 1992, she was the chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Ms. Quinn has been recognized as a leading antitrust practitioner in, among other guides to the legal profession:

  • Euromoney's Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (New York) (2008-2013)
  • Chambers USA (2003-2012)
  • Chambers Global (2003, 2004-2005, 2011)
  • The Legal 500, United States (2011)
  • Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers (2004-2007, 2009) and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2004-2007, 2009)
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers (every year since 1998)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2013)
  • Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America (2009-2010) and Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America (finalist)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2006-2012)

PRACTICES & CAPABILITIES

  • Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Criminal Defense & Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Payment Systems

EDUCATION

  • 1977, University of Michigan, M.A.
  • 1976, University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • 1973, University of Illinois, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York