Covington & Burling LLP

09/09/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Two Covington Lawyers Named Among Law360's 'Rising Stars'

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2019-Law360 named Covington partners Andrew Soukup and David Zionts to its list of '2019 Rising Stars.' This annual recognition honors top lawyers under 40 'whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.'

Mr. Soukup has been named a Law360 Class Action Rising Star.

Andrew Soukup is a litigator and co-chair of the firm's Class Action Litigation practice group. He has helped clients achieve successful outcomes at all stages of litigation, from early dispositive motions through trial and appeal. Mr. Soukup specializes in representing financial institutions and other corporate clients in class actions and other high-stakes commercial disputes. He has also represented clients in the communications, technology, sports, and retail industries. He has particular expertise defending clients from consumer protection claims asserted in class-action lawsuits and other multistate proceedings, many of which have been defeated through pre-trial motions. Mr. Soukup's clients have prevailed in litigation against putative class representatives, government agencies, and commercial entities.

Mr. Zionts has been named a Law360 Appellate Rising Star.

David Zionts is a litigator whose practice focuses on appellate litigation, as well as questions of international law and other transnational legal issues that arise in both U.S. and international tribunals. Mr. Zionts has extensive experience representing clients in complex, high-stakes appeals in federal and state appellate courts. He has authored numerous briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on a wide range of issues, including constitutional law and administrative law. He has argued appeals in numerous appellate courts, including a precedent-setting win for a client in a case under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Mr. Zionts has also argued before the International Court of Justice on behalf of the Government of Ukraine.