Donald J. (Don) Savery is Vice President & General Counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts where, in addition to other roles, he serves as the company’s chief litigation counsel. Litigation has been a primary focus of Don’s career for over twenty years. Prior to joining Blue Cross Blue Shield, Don served as Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, where he focused on health care fraud enforcement. Previously, Don was a Partner in the Litigation and Securities practices at Bingham McCutchen LLP, representing clients across the country in complex civil litigation and white collar matters. He served as Law Clerk to Hon. Joseph R. Nolan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and to Hon. Francis J. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Don is co-author of the Massachusetts Practice Series treatise on civil practice in the federal courts, Federal Civil Practice (2d ed. 2008, Thompson West), and he has authored numerous articles touching on civil litigation and procedure. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Don received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1993, and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge in 1998.