Elisabeth Nations represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes business disputes on trial and on appeal. She is an accomplished legal writer and polished advocate who has helped build the firm’s growing reputation for elite litigation work.

Ms. Nations has played a material role in many of Rushing McCarl’s recent successes, including these:

  • Drafting an amicus brief co-signed by roughly 1,700 University of Michigan alumni in a high-profile sports-law dispute.
  • Drafting successful motions to exclude evidence in a trade secrets lawsuit, undermining the opponent’s case on the eve of trial and leading them to offer a favorable settlement.
  • Convincing a large commercial landlord to back down in a lease dispute.
  • Helping a construction company resist a burdensome and invasive subpoena.
  • Securing essential evidence in partnership and contract disputes through carefully targeted subpoenas.
  • Drafting an appellate amicus brief for a shareholder advocacy group in a case that has garnered national attention.

Ms. Nations has a J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she was a Gold Honors Scholar, an executive senior editor of the Review of Law and Social Justice, and vice president of the Gould Art Law Society. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in anthropology and minors in business and French.

Before joining Rushing McCarl, Ms. Nations worked as a law clerk for a Los Angeles entertainment law firm. She has also served as a judicial extern for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

You can review examples of Rushing McCarl’s public work here.




J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law
B.A. summa cum laude, University of Alabama, Anthropology

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