Elizabeth (Tran) Castillo joined Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP (CPM) in 2012 and is a Senior Associate on the Antitrust & Global Competition Team. Her practice focuses on complex litigation specifically, antitrust class actions against international cartels.
Ms. Castillo is the lead associate at CPM on In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, a multidistrict litigation pending in the Eastern District of Michigan. Auto Parts concerns the bid-rigging and price-fixing of scores of automotive parts and has become the largest indirect purchaser class action in terms of settlement value in history.
Ms. Castillo received the American Antitrust Institute’s 2016 Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer Award for her work in Auto Parts.
Ms. Castillo earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2011. 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.
Additionally, she 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. Throughout law school, Ms. Castillo mentored underserved high school students on preparing for college.
Ms. Castillo received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science, with a concentration in Public Policy, from Boston University (BU) in 2008. At BU, she interned at an international law firm and business advocacy organization in London and Sydney, respectively, during her junior year.
Ms. Castillo 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. Castillo grew up in Honolulu and graduated from ‘Iolani School, but she has been laying roots in the Bay Area for the last nine years. She lives in San Mateo with her husband, Chris. She enjoys good food, great deals, information gathering, meticulous planning, and outdoor adventures.
- University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2011
- Boston University, B.A., 2008
- Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi; Milan, Italy, Fall 2010
- American Bar Association
- Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
- San Mateo County Bar Association
- Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California
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