Steven Williams is a “very smart and strategic thinker” effuse sources, who add he “always works very hard for his clients”.
With over 25 years of practice, Steve Williams, a partner at the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, has handled successfully and with distinction all aspects of litigation and trial in state and federal courts and in private arbitration.
Mr Williams has played a lead role in many of the most prominent antitrust class cases litigated in the US over the past decade, including In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, In re Static Random Access Memory Litigation, Precision Associates v Panalpina World Transport, and In re Transpacific Air Transportation Litigation. Mr Williams has helped recover more than US$2 billion and has been responsible for new law, including ground-breaking decisions narrowing the scope of the Filed Rate Doctrine and permitting civil damage claims in E&J Gallo Winery v EnCana Corp, 503 F.3d 1027 (9th circuit) (2007) and Wortman v All Nippon Airways, 854 F.3d 606 (9th circuit) (2017), and a ruling that “umbrella damages” are available under California state law (County of San Mateo v CSL Ltd, 2014 US Dist. LEXIS 116342 (ND Cal (20 August 2014)).
Mr Williams has been named to leadership positions by federal courts through the US. He has represented claimants in cases involving memory chips, pharmaceuticals, air passenger transportation, air cargo transportation, cathode ray tubes, capacitors, resistors, flash memory, lithium ion batteries, financial products and services, poultry and water. He has been appointed to represent classes, and in non-class cases he has represented the Chief Justice of California, the Judicial Council of California, the Consumers Union of United States Inc, public pension funds, private investment funds, many cities and counties of California, public utilities including water districts, and individual consumers.