Daniel S. Savrin represents businesses in high-stakes civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts and in the defense of government investigations with a focus on antitrust, consumer protection, and white collar criminal matters. He is a leader of the firm’s consumer protection defense and automotive industry initiatives.
Daniel has been recognized as a leading litigator and counselor for his experience in handling and trying civil and criminal matters and for 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 challenging legal problems.
Daniel’s antitrust and consumer protection practice includes the representation of individuals and corporations in criminal antitrust matters; federal and state civil enforcement matters; individual and class action civil litigation; and counseling on general and industry specific consumer protection and antitrust matters. Daniel edited Consumer Protection Law Developments (Second Edition, 2016), a leading treatise on consumer protection law.
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 health care fraud and other qui tam matters, 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, including, among others, consumer protection, insurance, and health care matters.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Daniel was a partner in the antitrust and trade regulation practice at another international law firm.
Antitrust Litigation Matters
Defense of executives and corporations in antitrust grand jury investigations of international cartel activities and parallel state Attorney General and civil class action litigation.
Defense of major retailer in state Attorney General antitrust investigation of business practices resulting in the closure of the investigation with no action being undertaken.
Representation of other clients that are the subject or targets of civil antitrust investigations by the investigated by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state antitrust enforcement agencies. Generally resulted in no action by the government,
In re New Motor Vehicles Canadian Export Litigation — Defended BMW of North America, LLC and BMW Canada, Inc. in MDL and related state litigation. 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 claims.
Thereafter, engaged to defend Nissan North America, Inc., Nissan Canada, Inc. and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in the same litigation. Secured judgments in three state proceedings after which the claims in the remaining states were voluntarily dismissed.
State of Connecticut v. Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC, 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.
Represented parties and witnesses in merger related proceedings and litigation.
White Collar and Government Enforcement Matters
Defense of healthcare providers with respect to health care quit tam/false claims investigations and litigation. Resolved matters civilly or secured closure of investigations with no civil or criminal liability.
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.
Defended major retailer in FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection privacy practices investigation, Investigation was closed with no action being taken.
Defended major automotive company in FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection marketing practices investigations. Matter concluded with limited remedial action being undertaken by client.
Defense of numerous corporations with respect to individual and multi-state State Attorneys General investigations involving consumer protection, deceptive advertising, internet advertising practices, pricing and privacy matters
Defended healthcare providers in drug diversion investigations and litigation
Defended clients in audits of Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering compliance audit and investigation. Matters closed without any action being undertaken against the client.
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 leading insurance broker in investigations and individual litigation matters
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).
Union College, 1984, Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia School of Law, 1989, Juris Doctor
Awards and Affiliations
Band 1, Massachusetts: Antitrust, Chambers USA (2019, 2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017–2019)
Recognized, Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust Law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers (2017)
Recognized, Antitrust Law, Boston; Litigation – Antitrust, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2020)
Ranked, Antitrust (Massachusetts), Chambers USA (2008–2018)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Automotive/Transport, The Legal 500 US (2017)
Recommended, Antitrust: Cartel, The Legal 500 US (2018, 2020)
Recognized, Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2005–2017)
Co-chair, Editorial Board, Consumer Protection Law Developments (Second Edition, 2016) (ABA Section of Antitrust Law)
Member, American Bar Association (Vice Chair, Section of Antitrust Consumer Protection Committee; Co-chair, New England/Boston Region of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee)
Member, Advisory Board, Loyola Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Member, Boston Bar Association (former Antitrust Committee Co-chair)