Kristian Soltes

Kristian Soltes is an associate in Constantine Cannon’s New York Office. Since joining the firm in 2015, Kristian has focused his practice on antitrust litigation and counseling, and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Kristian has deep experience in a wide range of antitrust matters spanning across industries, with an advanced concentration in payments and financial innovation, including cryptocurrency, loyalty platforms, EMV, and mobile technologies. Kristian has experience in both plaintiff and defense-side antitrust and commercial matters, and he is experienced representing companies in government inquiries.

Kristian is also active in the firm’s pro bono practices, including defending a world-class non-profit dedicated to the advancement of low-income women, and representing a human rights organization whose aim is to provide fair wages and safe work environments to farmworkers.

Kristian’s recent litigation experience includes:

  • Representing over 65 of the nation’s largest merchants in their antitrust litigation against payment card networks and banks
  • Representing independent pharmacies in antitrust and commercial disputes against Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Representing a start-up payments and loyalty company in trade secret litigation
  • Defending a world-renowned airline in a price-fixing antitrust case
  • Defending a private equity firm, its portfolio companies, and directors in a shareholder derivative action
  • Submitting an amicus brief on behalf of a debit network in its appeal in an antitrust case

Kristian received his Juris Doctorate from the American University Washington College of Law, where he received the Exceptional Service Honors Award for his commitment to pro bono service. At WCL, Kristian published an article on comparative whistleblower provisions, served as a Senior Articles Editor for the International Law Review, interned for the Hon. Judith Smith of the D.C. Superior Court, and was a pro bono intern for an Am Law 100 firm, where he primarily represented disabled social security applicants. Prior to law school, Kristian attended the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, where he focused his studies on economics, psychology, international politics, and French.

In his spare time, Kristian enjoys traveling the world, playing the piano, playing tennis, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter.

Kristian is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

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Kristian Soltes's Publications & Speeches

The Dawn of Antitrust Whistleblowing

Marlene Koury and Kristian Soltes published an article with the American Bar Association, The Dawn of Antitrust Whistleblowing (June 4, 2021).

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The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida Receives an Antitrust Claim Against Bitcoin Companies Concerning Alleged Coordination in order to Restrain Trade

Concurrences publishes article by associate Kristian Soltes.  Click  here to read the article.

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