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Daniel S. Savrin


As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Daniel Savrin is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in internal and government investigations, in numerous arbitrations and before foreign authorities. His broad litigation and counseling practice focuses on antitrust, white collar defense and government enforcement matters, and complex commercial disputes.

Daniel has been recognized as a leading litigator and counselor both for his extensive experience in handling and trying civil and criminal matters and his practical and effective approaches to litigating and resolving disputes with government agencies and among private parties. He represents major national and international corporations, professionals and other high-profile clients in litigating and resolving their difficult legal problems.

  • Daniel’s antitrust and trade regulation practice includes the representation of individuals and corporations in criminal antitrust matters; civil enforcement matters; individual and class action civil litigation; merger-related proceedings and litigation; and counseling on general and industry specific trade regulation and distribution matters, and merger and acquisition issues.
  • Daniel’s white collar defense and government enforcement practice includes the representation of both individuals and corporate entities in federal and state criminal and civil enforcement proceedings, the defense of enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general, the defense of qui tam actions, the conduct of internal investigations, and the implementation of regulatory compliance programs.
  • Daniel’s complex commercial litigation practice involves a wide range of civil and class action matters in a variety of areas, including, among others, consumer protection, finance, insurance and securities matters.


Antitrust Matters

  • Cumberland Truck Equipment Co. v. Detroit Diesel Corporation — Represented Detroit Diesel in two class actions alleging that Detroit Diesel conspired with its distributors in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. The case was settled.
  • In re New Motor Vehicles Canadian Export Litigation — Represented BMW of North America, LLC and BMW Canada, Inc. in MDL and related state litigation concerning an alleged conspiracy and group boycott designed to restrain the export of new motor vehicles from Canada to the United States. After a series of dismissals on the merits in a number of state court proceedings and dismissals of BMW Canada on personal jurisdiction grounds, voluntary dismissals were secured of all remaining federal and state claims.
  • In re New Motor Vehicles Canadian Export Antitrust Litigation — Defended Nissan North America, Inc., Nissan Canada, Inc. and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in the series of related federal and state antitrust cases concerning Canadian new motor vehicles exports. Secured judgments in three state proceedings after which the claims in the remaining states were voluntarily dismissed.
  • State of Connecticut v. Marsh and McLennan Companies, Inc., et al — Defended reinsurance broker against a lawsuit by the Connecticut attorney general alleging that the reinsurance broker engaged in decades-long antitrust conspiracy involving the sale of reinsurance through reinsurance facilities and other reinsurance marketing practices. The case was settled.
  • Representation of executives and corporations in various grand jury antitrust investigations of international cartel activities and parallel or related class action litigation
  • Representation of clients being investigated by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state antitrust enforcement agencies
  • Representation of parties in merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, joint bidding arrangements and other transactions

White Collar Defense and Government Enforcement Matters

  • Defended corporation in grand jury investigation of false claims act violations related to “Big Dig” construction project. The investigation terminated with no charges being filed.
  • Defense of numerous healthcare providers and individuals with respect to Medicare and Medicaid false claims action violations. Resolved matters civilly or secured closure of investigations with no civil or criminal liability
  • Defense of numerous corporations with respect to state attorneys general investigations involving consumer protection, deceptive advertising, Internet advertising practices, pricing and antitrust matters
  • Represented corporate executive in investigation of environmental crimes at unpermitted demolition site. The investigation terminated with no charges being brought against the executive.
  • Represented healthcare providers in drug diversion investigations and litigation
  • Conducted internal investigations related to business practices and financial reporting
  • Representation of clients in audits of Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering compliance audit and investigation
  • Counseling and representation of parties with respect to alcoholic beverage sale and distribution strategy and compliance matters

Commercial Litigation Matters

  • The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company v. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC, et al — Representation of major supermarket in Lanham Act litigation in challenge to its comparative advertising campaign highlighting clients’ lower pricing. Injunction denied.
  • Representation of retailers in class action litigation challenging promotions and advertising practices
  • Representation of major insurance broker in investigations and individual litigation matters
  • Defense of financial and securities firms in arbitration matters relating to financial products and marketing practices
  • National Ass’n of Chain Drug Stores, et al, v. New Eng. Carpenters Health Benefits Fund, 582 F.3d 30 (1st Cir. 2009) — Representation of leading healthcare trade associations in District Court and appellate challenges to efforts, through a class action settlement, to alter the reported pharmaceutical average wholesale price (AWP)


  • Speaker, Consumer Protection Update, ABA Antitrust Section (November 2013)
  • Speaker, Specialized Antitrust Courts, 39th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, Fordham University School of Law (September 2012)
  • Moderator, Update From the U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Her Staff: Two Years Into Her Tenure, Boston Bar Association Criminal Law Section and American Bar Association Regional White Collar Crime Committee, Boston, Mass. (December 2011)
  • Speaker, October 2011 Consumer Protection Update, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Consumer Protection Committee Teleconference (November 2011)
  • Speaker, April 2010 Consumer Protection Update, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Consumer Protection Committee Teleconference (May 2010)
  • Speaker, Recent Trends and Emerging Issues in Class Action Practice, Federal Practice & Procedures Committee, Class Action Committee, and Antitrust Committee, Boston Bar Association (March 2010)
  • Panelist, June In-house Counsel Antitrust Update, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Corporate Counseling Committee (July 8, 2009)
  • Panelist, Antitrust Marathon III: Antitrust and the Rule of Law, Loyola University and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Cambridge, Mass. (April 2009)
  • Moderator, Handling Investigations By State Attorneys General, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee, Boston, Mass. (February 2009)



  • Editorial Board, Consumer Protection Law Developments 2011 Update (ABA Section of Antitrust Law)
  • Co-chair, New England/Boston Region of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers, leading lawyer in Antitrust (2006–2014)
  • Chambers USA, leading lawyer in Antitrust (Massachusetts) (2008–2014)
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2005–2009); Antitrust Litigation (2010–2011)

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