Elizabeth Tran is a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. She focuses her practice on antitrust class actions and complex litigation.
Ms. Tran received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At UC Hastings, she was a Super Regional Semifinalist in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She also received Honorable Mentions for both Best Brief and Best Oral Argument in Moot Court. Ms. Tran served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable A. James Robertson II in the Superior County of California, County of San Francisco, and as a Teaching Assistant for both Legal Writing & Research and Moot Court. She studied international business law at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan for a semester.
In law school, Ms. Tran mentored underserved high school students on preparing for college. While awaiting bar results, she served as a Graduate Fellow at Bay Area Legal Aid in San Francisco, where she advocated for the rights of disadvantaged people to health and disability benefits.
Ms. Tran received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science, with a concentration in Public Policy, from Boston University. At BU, she studied and interned at an international law firm and at a business advocacy organization in London and Sydney, respectively, during her third year. Ms. Tran has national and state legislative experience. She interned for then-U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii, 1991-2010; Governor of Hawaii, 2010-2014) in Washington, D.C. and State Representative Scott Nishimoto (D-Hawaii, 2003-present) in Honolulu.
Ms. Tran grew up in Honolulu and graduated from ‘Iolani School, but she has been actively laying roots in the Bay Area for the last eight years. She enjoys the food scene, outdoor adventures, information gathering, meticulous planning, and walking other people’s dogs.
Ms. Tran currently represents plaintiffs in the following antitrust class actions in which CPM serves as interim lead or co-lead counsel:
In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2311, Case No. 2:12-md-02311-MOB (E.D. Mich.)
In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 3:14-cv-03264-JD (N.D. Cal.)
In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2420, Case No. 4:13-md-02420-YGR (N.D. Cal.)
In re Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1913, Case No. 3:07-cv-05634-CRB (N.D. Cal.)
Ms. Tran participated in the United States District Court, Northern District of California’s Federal Pro Bono Project. The Federal Pro Bono Project arranges pro bono counsel for litigants who are referred for appointment of counsel by the Court. Ms. Tran represented an inmate who alleged a violation of civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case settled two and a half weeks before trial.
In 2015, Ms. Tran served as the Scholarship Dinner Planning Committee Chair and a Board Member of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC). She organized VABANC’s 17th Annual Scholarship Dinner at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos on October 9, 2015. The event proceeds support law students committed to serving underprivileged communities as well as VABANC’s pro bono legal clinics that serve under-resourced communities.
Bay Area Legal Aid (San Francisco County)