About Kyle

Kyle's practice focuses on complex litigation with a particular emphasis on privacy, class actions, e-commerce and Internet/technology law. He also has extensive experience in copyright, antitrust and trade regulation, and other business litigation.  

Kyle also provides counseling to companies that are seeking to assess and to manage potential liability risks. For example, he has advised companies on the drafting and implementation of privacy and data protection policies, compliance with the federal and state wiretapping laws, and appropriate responses to subpoenas and other requests for disclosure of user information and content.

Recent representative matters include:

  • Lead counsel for data analytics company and major retailers in multiple class actions in federal and state court alleging wiretap violations from the use of analytics software; secured dismissals with prejudice in California and Florida, earning accolades from The American Lawyer, which named Cooley Runner-Up for Litigator of the Week
  • Lead counsel for prominent social media platform defending against claims regarding the decision to remove certain information allegedly hacked from a presidential candidate’s family from the platform; successfully argued for dismissal and anti-SLAPP fees
  • Represent leading retailer in a class action suit alleging the improper collection of biometric data in violation of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
  • Lead counsel for a large social network app in several class actions involving consumer protection claims under state dating services laws, automatic renewal statutes, and false advertising laws

Before joining Cooley, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Deborah A. Batts of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Kyle also worked as a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in its New York office, where he worked on international litigation and arbitration matters as well as on a First Amendment speech and associational rights case.


Stanford Law School
JD, 2002, with distinction

Harvard University
AB, History and Literature, magna cum laude

Rankings & accolades

  • National LGBT Bar Association: Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 (2014)