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’s antitrust practice spans across industries, with a particular concentration on 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. He is also active in the firm’s e-discovery and pro bono practices, most recently defending 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
  • 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 over an antitrust case

Kristian received his Juris Doctorate from the American University Washington College of Law. During law school, Kristian published an article on comparative whistleblower provisions, served as Articles Editor for the International Law Review, interned for the Hon. Judith Smith of the D.C. Superior Court, and interned for DLA Piper’s pro bono department, where he 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 international politics, economics, French, and psychology.

In his spare time, Kristian enjoys traveling the world, playing the piano, playing tennis, and spending quality time with his wife and baby daughter. He is fluent in Hungarian and Spanish.

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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