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. He has represented major companies in a wide array of industries, including oil and gas, financial services, media and entertainment, sports, technology and aerospace. Kyle has defended lawyers and law firms in connection with claims by both clients and non-clients arising from the performance of professional services.
Kyle has worked on a number of civil and criminal antitrust matters, representing clients both in court and with the Department of Justice, most recently representing the Pac-12 Conference in antitrust litigation. He has also participated in internal accident investigations for aerospace companies.
Kyle graduated from the USC Gould School of Law in May 2007, where he was awarded the Law Alumni Award (highest GPA in graduating class), the Alfred I. Mellenthin Award (highest GPA at the conclusion of the first and second years), the Judge Malcolm Lucas Award (highest GPA at the conclusion of the first year), and the Arthur Manella Scholarship (2005-06, 2006-07). While at USC, Kyle served as a senior submissions editor for the Southern California Law Review and as an executive editor for a symposium issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Following graduation, Kyle clerked for the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Kyle is an award-winning BBQ pitmaster, and 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.