Elizabeth St. John

Elizabeth St. John

Senior Associate

Elizabeth St. John's practice encompasses a broad range of complex litigation, including environmental, consumer protection, general business, white collar and securities law. In addition to her commercial matters, Ms. St. John maintains an active pro bono practice. She was a summer associate at Arnold & Porter in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, she interned at the Public Defender's Office of San Diego where she worked in the high profile felonies unit.

Ms. St. John graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Law, in 2009. During law school she participated in Moot Court, served as Symposium Committee Chair for the Journal of International Law and Policy, and represented clients through the University of California, Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic. Prior to law school, she worked in the entertainment industry in sports media. She graduated with a BA in communication studies, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004. Ms. St. John is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Major oil company with respect to the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including environmental, litigation and settlement matters.
  • Global energy corporation in defending against actions filed by gas station and convenience store franchisees asserting contract, unfair competition, and antitrust claims arising from wholesale gasoline pricing and selection of third-party vendors.
  • HIV-positive woman in asserting violations of the Unruh Act.
  • Client in opposing class certification and obtaining dismissal of federal securities fraud claims in a suit alleging securities fraud violations in connection with a bond offering.
  • Major integrated oil company in complex multidistrict litigation involving allegations of fraud and violations of state unfair business practice statutes.
  • Pharmaceutical company in defense of a federal investigation of alleged civil and criminal violations in connection with the company's promotional practices.
  • Academic amici curiae before the Ninth Circuit in supporting an order to provide bond hearings to a class of detained immigrants subject to prolonged immigration detention.


Southern California Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" (2014-2018)


  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law, 2009
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004, summa cum laude
  • California
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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