University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2011
- Super Regional Semifinalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
- Honorable Mentions for Best Brief and Best Oral Argument, Moot Court
- Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing & Research and Moot Court
- Bar Association of San Francisco Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Recipient
- Percy E. Towne Scholarship Recipient
Boston University, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 2008
- London Internship Program
- Sydney Internship Program
- Washington, D.C. Internship Program
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi; Milan, Italy, Fall 2010
Honors & Awards
- 2016 Northern California Rising Stars List
- 2015 Northern California Rising Stars List
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.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Indirect Purchaser and Litigation Handbook2016Section of Antitrust Law, ABA Book Publishing
- Winter 2015Trying Antitrust, Trial Practice Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association
- Fall 2014Competition, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, California State Bar
- September 16, 2013Daily Journal
American Association for Justice (Moderator, 2016 Annual Convention; Speaker, 2015 Annual Convention)
American Bar Association (Contributor, 2015 Civil Redress Committee, Section of Antitrust Law)
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (Chair, 2015 Scholarship Dinner Planning Committee; Chair, 2014 Communications Committee)
Asian American Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys of California
San Mateo County Bar Association
- July 19, 2016
- DENSO Agrees to Pay $193.8 Million to Settle Price-Fixing Claims with U.S. Consumers and Businesses in Auto Parts, Bringing Settlement Total to Nearly Half a Billion DollarsJuly 14, 2016
- American Consumers Recovery $225 Million As Court Approves Settlements Against Automotive Parts CartelMay 12, 2016
- Mitsubishi Electric Agrees To Settle Auto Parts Class Action With End-Payor Plaintiffs For $64.23 Million, Bringing Settlement Total To $288 Million PlusApril 15, 2016
- Japanese Transport Company K-Line Agrees to First Civil Settlement Relating to Auto Shipping Price-Fixing ClaimsJuly 27, 2015
- July 16, 2015
- Important Ruling In Automotive Parts Price-Fixing Case Preserves Right Of American Consumers And Businesses To Seek DamagesAugust 27, 2014