Monica A. Svetoslavov

Managing Associate

Washington, D.C.

Monica Svetoslavov is a Managing Associate in Orrick’s Washington, D.C., office and is a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.

Monica focuses on complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, antitrust matters, cybersecurity class actions, and false claims act issues. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. She has experience in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit research and investigations, pleadings, discovery, expert and fact witness depositions, dispositive motions, Daubert motions, and pre-trial filings. 

Monica also has experience in government enforcement matters, including investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state AGs, and local district attorneys. She is also active in pro bono matters. Monica has defended tenants in D.C. Superior Court and currently represents a veteran before the VA in a claim for service-related disability benefits. 

  • Prior to and during law school, Monica worked as a consultant supporting antitrust experts in mergers and litigation. She also worked as a senior research analyst in macroeconomic forecasting at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

    • Representation of major logistics company as an "opt-out" plaintiff in relation to the Air Cargo price-fixing class actions.
    • Representation of public power supply company in commercial dispute over the validity of a take or pay contract related to a nuclear power plant project.
    • Representation of restaurant group regarding class-action defense against claims arising from a data security breach.
    • Representation of technology services provider in its defense against a privacy class action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
    • Representation of multi-brand dining and hospitality corporation regarding its claims against two major card brands related to a data security breach.
    • Representation of grocery retailer and wholesaler as third-party in action between related entity and major card brand stemming from a data security breach.