Kyla represents consumers, employees, investors, and others who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. She has prosecuted a wide range of complex cases, including antitrust, securities, consumer protection, and product defect cases, within a variety of industries.
Kyla is a 2014 graduate (cum laude) of the University of California Hastings School of Law, where she served as the Articles Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Research Assistant to Professor Morris Ratner, and competed with and served on the board of the Hastings Moot Court Team. During law school, Kyla was an extern with the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, and for Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore, and California Court of Appeal Justice Sandra Margulies. Kyla also fought for economic justice for low income borrowers and homeowners as a law clerk for the Anti-Predatory Lending Department of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and volunteered with the General Assistance Advocacy Project in San Francisco. Kyla received her undergraduate degree in English Literature, with a minor in Theater and Performance Studies, from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009.
Following graduation from law school, Kyla worked with a boutique firm in San Francisco, prosecuting antitrust and consumer class cases in state and federal courts across the country. During that time, Kyla was part of the litigation team challenging reverse-payment patent settlements under California’s Cartwright Act in In re Cipro Cases I & II, which received the American Antitrust Institute’s award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice in 2017.
Deora v. NantHealth
Member of the team representing investors in litigation alleging multiple violations of federal securities laws related to the healthcare technology company’s initial public offering in 2016. The court preliminarily approved a $16.5 million classwide settlement resolving the litigation in January 2020.
In re Cattle Antitrust Litigation
Member of the litigation team representing cattle-feeding ranchers in litigation alleging that the nation’s four largest beef packers coordinated to depress the price for fed cattle in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Packers and Stockyards Act, and the Commodity Exchange Act.
LLE One v. Facebook
Member of the team representing video advertisers in litigation against Facebook alleging that the company inflated its metrics for the time users spent watching video ads, causing the plaintiffs to spend more for video advertising than they otherwise would have. The court granted final approval of a $40 million classwide settlement in June 2020.