Alexus B. Payton is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office. Her practice experience largely involves matters focusing on data privacy and cybersecurity litigation, telecommunications litigation, banking and finance litigation, and complex civil litigation, including labor and employment class actions. 

Alexus’s practice experience also includes government investigations as well as corporate and securities where she has assisted with US and international commercial contracts, cross-border M&A, and general corporate governance. Additionally, Alexus has played a leading role in a broad range of litigation activities, including drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, overseeing and guiding all aspects of discovery, preparing witnesses for questioning, and drafting client pitches.

Alexus is also dedicated to pro bono projects and is knowledgeable on matters focusing on prison litigation and asylum. In 2019, she and a small team of Mayer Brown lawyers secured release for a client serving a life sentence under California’s Three Strikes law. In 2020, Alexus successfully argued before the immigration court and secured asylum for her undocumented client and three children. 

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2017, Alexus graduated from Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley. While attending law school, 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. Prior to law school, 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
  • Spanish


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


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