Andrew Schouten represents private and public entities in business and complex civil litigation, with a focus on antitrust, competition, securities and regulatory matters. He advocates on behalf of clients in both state and federal court, and has considerable experience in complex procedural matters, including extraordinary writs and class action defense. Andrew provides strategic counsel and develops cost-efficient and effective solutions for his clients, and is often asked to partner with out-of-state law firms to serve as local counsel.
Andrew began his legal career as a clerk for the Honorable Dana M. Sabraw, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California. He earned his Juris Doctor with Great Distinction from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and was admitted to the Order of the Coif, an honor society for law school graduates. During law school, he served as an extern for Justice Fred K. Morrison (ret.), of the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District and as the Chief Articles Editor for the McGeorge Law Review, where he published three student comments. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Stanislaus.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the San Diego County Bar Association, which funds non-profits that provide pro bono legal services and ensures access to justice for underserved community members. He also serves on the McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Andrew is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all state and federal district courts in California. He is a member of the California Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, the Federal Bar Association, and the San Diego County Bar Association. He is a former member of the Louis M. Welsh and J. Clifford Wallace Chapters of the American Inns of Court.
The child of U.S. Foreign Service Officers, Andrew is fluent in Spanish, and grew up in Latin America, the Middle East, and the Philippines.