Kyle Bates

Kyle Bates

  • Associate
  • 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.

In addition to his California bar admission, Kyle is licensed to practice in the United States District Court of Puerto Rico.

Kyle is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association, 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.