Elissa A. Buchanan’s legal expertise focuses on antitrust, construction defect, and corporate securities and shareholder litigation. She plays an active role in deposition and trial preparation and manages a team of document reviewers tasked with analyzing and organizing extensive e-discovery. She works primarily on antitrust drug cases involving pay-for-delay, PBM (pharmacy benefit management or manager) kickbacks, and generic drug company collusion. She takes pride in providing positive outcomes for consumers and overall fairness in the healthcare system.
Elissa has taken the lead role in forming the Firm’s “Green Team,” a group of employees who have organized personnel and implemented policy changes to ensure that the Firm is environmentally responsible. They have successfully achieved the Firm’s designation as a Certified Green Business by the San Francisco Green Business Program.
Prior to joining the Firm, Elissa worked as a contract attorney on construction defect litigation and antitrust and personal injury class actions. During law school, she interned at California Lawyers for the Arts, where she worked with clients to find solutions to copyright and trademark issues. She also was a technical editor for the Journal of Law and Social Justice and volunteered for Law in Motion, a program that provides opportunities for the law school community to reflect on issues of social justice and access to equal justice through various activities and events.
Elissa is a member of the American Bar Association.