Andrew E. SchoutenAndrew E. Schouten joined the firm in 2009, following a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Dana M. Sabraw, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California.

Andrew’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation including antitrust, securities fraud, business torts, unfair competition, intellectual property, employment, admiralty and maritime, zoning, constitutional law, and public interest matters.

Andrew earned his Juris Doctor with Great Distinction in 2008 from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, where he was awarded Order of the Coif.  He also served as Chief Articles Editor for the McGeorge Law Review, where he published a few articles, including “Unlicensed Money Transmitting Businesses and Mens Rea under the USA PATRIOT Act,” 39 MCGEORGE L.REV. 1097 (2008), and “Clear as Mud: Chapter 98 & California’s Community Redevelopment Law,” 38 MCGEORGE L.REV. (2007).  While in law school, Andrew served as an extern for Justice Fred K. Morrison (ret.), of the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District.

Prior to turning to the law, Andrew worked in creative and account services positions in public relations and advertising.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, with a minor in political science from California State University, Stanislaus in 2004.  The child of U.S. Foreign Service Officers, Andrew is fluent in Spanish, and lived in Latin America, the Middle East, and the Far East for nearly 16 years.

Andrew is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California.  He is a barrister in the American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter, and a member of the American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, the Federal Bar Association, and the San Diego County Bar Association.