Ellen  Gusikoff Stewart

Ellen Gusikoff Stewart


Our hard-earned reputation for excellence is in evidence whenever I appear before courts to request approval of a case resolution.


Ellen Stewart is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office, and is a member of the Firm’s Summer Associate Hiring Committee. She currently practices in the Firm’s settlement department, negotiating and documenting complex securities, merger, ERISA, and derivative action settlements.

Notable recent settlements include: Evanston Police Pension Fund v. McKesson Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2023) ($141 million); In re Twitter Inc. Sec. Litig. (N.D. Cal. 2022) ($809.5 million); In re Facebook Biometric Info. Privacy Litig. (N.D. Cal. 2021) ($650 million); In re Am. Realty Cap. Props., Inc. Litig. (S.D.N.Y. 2020) ($1.025 billion); Klein v. Altria Group, Inc. (E.D. Va. 2022) ($90 million); KBC Asset Management v. 3D Systems Corp. (D.S.C. 2018) ($50 million); and Luna v. Marvell Tech. Grp. (N.D. Cal. 2018) ($72.5 million).

Ellen has served on the Federal Bar Association Ad Hoc Committee for the revisions to the Settlement Guidelines for the Northern District of California, was a contributor to the Guidelines and Best Practices – Implementing 2018 Amendments to Rule 23 Class Action Settlement Provisions manual of the Bolch Judicial Institute at the Duke University School of Law, and speaks at conferences around country on current settlement and notice issues.

Ellen has received the Distinguished certification by Martindale-Hubbell. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muhlenberg College and a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University. 


  • Rated Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Areas


  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1989
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., 1986


  • California
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

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