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Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein, American lawyer.


  • Saferstein, Harvey I. was born on September 27, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Milton Manuel and Dorothy Ida (Star) Saferstein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1965. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1968.


    • Law clerk to chief judge The United States of America Court Appeals 1st Circuit, Boston, 1968-1969. Advisor to commissioner Philip Elman Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1969-1970, regional director Los Angeles, 1978-1980. Partner Munger, Tolles & Rickershauser, 1970-1978, Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, 1980-1996, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP, Los Angeles, 1996-1998, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, Los Angeles, since 1998.

      Lecturer Oklahoma City University School Law, Consumer Sales Conference, 1982. Adjunct professor Southwestern Law School, 1978-1983, University of Southern California Law Center, 1976, other business, consumer and bar groups. Panelist 19th through 40th Annual Antitrust Institutes, San Francisco and Los Angeles, 1978-1998, also 18th through 39th PLI Advanced Antitrust Institutes, San Francisco, 1978-1999.


    • On-air commentator (Television) Station CNNfn, since 1996. Editor: Harvard Law Review, Vols. 80, 81.

      Contributor numerous articles to legal publications. Co-author and coordinator Report on Private Police Forces (for Rand Corporation and United States Department Justice).


    President Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 1987-1989. Member executive com Advocates for Arts. Member Access to Justice in California Task Force, since 1997.

    Member American Bar Association (vice chairman civil practice and procedures committee, antitrust section, litigation section, tort & insurance practice section), Judicial Council California, Calif State Bar Foundation, California State Bar (board governors 1989-1992, president 1992-1993), Los Angeles County Bar Association (trustee 1987-1990, committee chairman since 1986), Association Business Trial Lawyers (board governors since 1984, treasurer 1987-1988, secretary 1988-1989, vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991), Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (executive committee since 1987, chairman 1991, conference chairman program 1990), Los Angeles County Barristers (executive committee), Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Margaret Ellen Yeddis, August 22, 1965. Children: Jonathan Y., Daniel Y., Philip L.
    • father: Milton Manuel Saferstein
    • mother: Dorothy Ida (Star) Saferstein
    • spouse: Margaret Ellen Yeddis
    • children: Jonathan Y. Saferstein
    • Daniel Y. Saferstein
    • Philip L. Saferstein
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    Born September 27, 1943
    (age 74)