Alexus B. Payton is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office. Her practice largely involves complex civil litigation, including matters focusing on data privacy and cybersecurity, telecommunications, banking and finance, and securities. Alexus has experience with Fair Credit Reporting Act class action defense, including through her work on Spokeo v. Robins. She also has experience with matters involving the False Claims Act, Communications Decency Act, ERISA, and California’s CLRA and UCL.

Alexus handles all aspects of pre-trial procedure, including drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, conducting factual investigations, preparing witnesses for questioning, and overseeing all aspects of discovery. She also assists with pre-litigation matters including supporting Mayer Brown’s international offices in GDPR-prompted factual investigations. Moreover, she has significant experience in the Los Angeles Superior Court, including serving as local counsel defending firm clients.

Alexus maintains an active pro bono practice. In 2019 she helped secure the release of a client serving a life sentence under California’s Three Strikes law and more recently in 2020, successfully argued and obtained asylum for an undocumented client and three children. Alexus is also involved in the legal community, serving as Secretary of the Editorial Board for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and maintaining membership in local bar associations.

In 2017, Alexus graduated from Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley where she interned at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and also instructed courses in Philosophy of Law and Criminal Law & Procedure at juvenile correctional facilities in Northern California. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles.

Spoken Languages

  • English


Loyola Marymount University, BA

University of California, Berkeley School of Law, JD


  • California


  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California


  • Editorial Board, Los Angeles County Bar Association Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine 2019-2020