Kyle Bates

Kyle Bates

  • Counsel
  • San Francisco



Kyle’s practice focuses on complex litigation in predominantly antitrust, financial services, and consumer protection matters. Kyle has represented clients at every stage of litigation, including trial and appellate court work at both the state and federal level. Kyle has a wide range of experience briefing and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions, and serving on trial teams. Kyle’s focus on anticompetitive conduct has led him to represent a diverse group of clients including biotechnology firms, app developers, healthcare insurers, venture capital firms, and others.  Kyle also has a robust public entity practice in which he regularly serves as special outside counsel to state and local governments.

Kyle has particular experience in antitrust cases involving digital markets and cryptocurrency, and currently represents plaintiffs in In Re Google Play Store Antitrust Litigation and In Re Google Digital Advertising Antitrust Litigation.

Kyle is licensed to practice in California and in the United States District Court of Puerto Rico.  He has been recognized as a Rising Star in Antitrust Litigation by both California Super Lawyers and the National Law Journal, and was personally appointed as liaison counsel in In Re Pork Antitrust Litigation.

Kyle is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association, and a member of the Education Committee for the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.  He is also a frequent speaker on issues relating to complex litigation case management and professional development in antitrust.


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.