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Andrew Soukup
Andrew Soukup
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5066 asoukup@cov.com Download V-card

Andrew Soukup is a litigator who specializes in representing financial institutions and other corporate clients in class actions and other high-stakes commercial disputes. Mr. Soukup has helped clients achieve successful outcomes at all stages of litigation, from case inception through trial and appeal.

Mr. Soukup has represented clients in the financial services, communications, technology, and retail industries. He has particular expertise defending clients against consumer protection claims asserted in class-action lawsuits and other multistate proceedings, many of which were successfully resolved through pre-trial motions.

  • Represents several of the nation’s leading financial institutions in a wide variety of arbitration and litigation proceedings involving consumer protection, unfair and deceptive acts or practices, and contract and tort claims.
  • Successfully defeated lawsuits filed against leading financial institutions by invoking federal preemption.
  • Obtained favorable outcomes for numerous corporate clients in commercial disputes raising contract, fraud, and other business tort claims.

Financial Services Litigation

  • Defeated class certification and obtained summary judgment for leading financial institution in nationwide mortgage class action.
  • Successfully represented American Bankers Association in challenge to Volcker Rule provision of Dodd-Frank Act brought in federal district court and D.C. Circuit.
  • Represented one of the nation’s leading financial institutions in parens patriae lawsuits filed by state attorneys general alleging unfair and deceptive practices involving credit card “add-on” plans.
  • Helped major financial institutions avoid multi-district class-action litigation by successfully enforcing the institutions’ arbitration agreements.
  • Successfully represented one of the nation’s leading financial institutions in a nationwide class action alleging unfair and deceptive practices involving fee-based products that settled on favorable terms early in litigation.

Consumer Protection Litigation

  • Achieved favorable resolution for nationwide outdoor apparel company facing class-action claims alleging wrongful collection of personal information in connection with credit card transactions.
  • Obtained favorable outcome for a major online retailer from claims that the retailer sold “daily deal” vouchers in violation of the EFTA and state consumer protection laws.
  • Represented a nationwide footwear retailer in class-action lawsuit alleging FACTA violations that settled on favorable terms early in litigation.   

High-stakes Civil Litigation

  • Repeatedly helped media companies protect the confidentiality of their trade secrets from disclosure to third parties. Successful matters include persuading the D.C. Circuit to stay, and then overturn on substantive and procedural grounds, a Federal Communications Commission order that would have resulted in the release of confidential trade secrets to third parties.
  • Obtained summary judgment for major automotive dealership in highly publicized lawsuit filed by plaintiff seeking one-third ownership and control over the company.
  • Successfully represented major international technology company in multi-million dollar business dispute.
  • Represented the BIG EAST Conference in litigation that settled favorably to uphold the validity and enforceability of the Conference Bylaw withdrawal provisions.
  • Successfully represented real estate developer as plaintiff in partnership dispute that culminated in a favorable verdict following a multi-week jury trial.

Pro Bono

  • Lead trial counsel for indigent criminal defendant in four-day jury trial that culminated in a split verdict, including acquittals on attempted murder and robbery charges.
  • Helped a major civil rights organization achieve favorable outcomes in multiple public accommodations lawsuits.
  • Represented several religious organizations as amici in appellate proceedings involving religious freedom issues.

Previous Experience

  • Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Soukup worked as a journalist specializing in business reporting.
  • Washington DC Super Lawyer, "Rising Star" (2013-2016)