Kyle Casazza is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Trial Strategies practice, where he focuses on all areas of complex commercial litigation. Kyle has significant plaintiff and defense-side experience in jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts. In 2023, Kyle was part of the trial team that received The American Lawyer's “Litigators of the Week” and Law360's “Legal Lions” recognition for the trial team’s defense of Sanderson Farms against $7 billion in damages claims arising from an alleged conspiracy in the broiler chicken industry. Following a six-week trial in the Northern District of Illinois after 13 of 14 defendants settled, the jury returned a complete defense verdict. 

Kyle helps solve sophisticated issues across diverse industries, including agriculture, sports, oil and gas, media and entertainment, biologics and small-molecule pharmaceuticals, financial services, technology, and aerospace. Kyle has also successfully represented major law firms in connection with claims involving both clients and non-clients. Kyle’s counseling extends to government investigations, including civil and criminal antitrust matters, False Claims Act investigations, and NTSB investigations of aerospace accidents.

In his pro bono work, Kyle has argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of Brady, defending a proposed ballot initiative to ban certain assault weapons. In a leading-edge lawsuit against the United States Navy, Kyle secured a discharge upgrade for a veteran who had experienced military sexual trauma. Kyle also serves as a board member for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

Kyle graduated first in his class from the USC Gould School of Law in May 2007. Following graduation, Kyle clerked for the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kyle graduated from the USC Thornton School of Music in 2003, and as a drummer has studied and performed with numerous award-winning musicians, including Gregg Bissonette, Gregg Field, Ndugu Chancler, Tommy Igoe, Ed Shaughnessy, and Menzie Pittman.

Kyle is an award-winning BBQ pitmaster, and has served as an elected board member of the California BBQ Association, a 501(c)(3) organization created to raise money to support the health and education of needy children; support emergency disaster relief efforts, including any individuals who are serving or have served as first responders; and support active duty members or veterans of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.