Elizabeth Mann, a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office, has been selected as one of California’s 100 “Top Women Lawyers of 2014” by the Daily Journal, a leading California legal publication.
Ms. Mann was recognized for her work as lead counsel on behalf of Korean manufacturing and exporting company Samyang Foods Co., Ltd., in 13 class actions alleging antitrust violations over alleged Korean and US price fixing. Ms. Mann told Daily Journal that this case is important because it “raises an interesting set of legal problems and questions the reach of US antitrust laws.”
The publication also highlighted Ms. Mann’s 2013 summary judgment victory on behalf of Extended Stay America Hotels in a class action brought by long-term residents who claimed that the company’s tax collection violated a California law. The Los Angeles Superior Court granted summary judgment to Extended Stay in all respects, terminating the case in Extended Stay’s favor, concluding that as a hotel, it was exempt from the statute restricting the tax collection practices.
At Mayer Brown, Ms. Mann concentrates her practice on trying complex cases involving real estate, investment finance, health care, entertainment and antitrust problems, and has secured multi-million dollar plaintiffs’ verdicts.
As an active member of the Los Angeles legal community, Ms. Mann is a board member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and is on the board of directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation. She is the chair emeritus of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Additionally, Ms. Mann is an active member of the Los Angeles community and is a member of the board of directors of LA’s Promise, a non-profit that partners with Los Angeles Unified School District to manage two inner city high schools.