Daniel S. Savrin has represented clients in civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, in internal and government investigations, and in numerous arbitration forums. His broad litigation and counseling practice focuses on antitrust, consumer protection, government enforcement matters, and complex commercial disputes.
Daniel has been recognized as a leading litigator and counselor both for his 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 is also a leader of the firm’s consumer protection defense and automotive sector initiatives.
Daniel’s antitrust and consumer protection practice includes the representation of individuals and corporations in criminal antitrust matters; civil enforcement matters; individual and class action civil litigation; and counseling on general and industry specific consumer protection and antitrust matters. Daniel is also a lead editor of Consumer Protection Law Developments (Second Edition, 2016).
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 abuse 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.
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. 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.
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 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 leading 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)
Union College, 1984, Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia School of Law, 1989, Juris Doctor
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust Law
Listed, Best Lawyers, leading lawyer in Antitrust (2006–2017)
Listed, Chambers USA, leading lawyer in Antitrust (Massachusetts) (2008–2016)
Listed, Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2005–2017)
Co-chair, Editorial Board, Consumer Protection Law (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)