Kyle Bates

Kyle Bates

  • Associate
  • San Francisco



Kyle’s practice focuses on complex litigation in predominantly antitrust, financial services, and consumer protection matters. Kyle represents clients in litigation for harm suffered throughout the country and the world in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Kyle has personally led cases from inception through discovery and trial. Kyle has successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of corporate plaintiffs in confidential arbitration as well as qui tam plaintiffs in cases brought under the False Claims Act to recover damages suffered by the United States as a result of fraud, waste, and abuse.

In addition to his California bar admission, Kyle is licensed to practice in the United States District Court of Puerto Rico. Kyle regularly represents the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in antitrust and consumer protection matters and has also served as special outside counsel to other states in similar cases.

Kyle is an active member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association where he serves on the group’s Education Committee, and was a speaker at ACI’s 15th National Forum on ERISA Litigation.


Kyle has represented classes of individuals in state and federal courts across the country, as well as corporate plaintiffs in direct actions. Some of Kyle’s current and former clients include Fortune 500 companies in the insurance and manufacturing industries as well as privately-held companies in the pharmaceutical and technology spaces.  Kyle also has substantial experience representing public entities, including states and municipalities as well as affiliated public corporations, in direct actions on behalf of themselves and their citizens.