Kyle Quackenbush specializes in class actions and other complex civil litigation, with a focus on antitrust. He has participated in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, coordinating document discovery, taking depositions, filing dispositive motions, and attending trials. He is particularly interested in the interplay between antitrust and intellectual property law in the pharmaceutical industry as well as market concentration within the payor and provider networks in the United States’ healthcare industry.
Representative matters include:
- Facebook Content Moderators’ Safe Workplace Litigation: The Firm represents a prospective plaintiff class against Facebook, Inc., alleging that content moderators responsible for viewing and removing offensive and extremely disturbing videos, images, and broadcasts from Facebook users are suffering from psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and are not being protected properly by the social media company;
- Interior Molded Doors Litigation: The Firm is Interim Co-Lead Counsel for a proposed Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs Class of individuals and companies who purchased interior molded doors from Defendants JELD-WEN, Inc. and Masonite Corporation. Plaintiffs allege that as a result of Defendants’ anticompetitive conduct, Plaintiffs and other potential Class members paid more for doors than they would have in a competitive environment; and
- Restasis Antitrust Litigation: The Firm is Interim Co-Lead Counsel representing the Self-Insured Schools of California in a class action lawsuit against Allergan, Inc. The suit alleges that Allergan participated in a scheme to delay generic competition to Allergan’s blockbuster Restasis drug and extended its monopoly in the Restasis market through a series of fraudulent and anticompetitive acts.
Kyle currently volunteers with the Federal Pro Bono Project of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He represents a Plaintiff who alleges employees at Salinas Valley State Prison were deliberately indifferent to the Plaintiff’s serious medical needs, in violation of the Eighth Amendment.
During law school, Kyle was a Summer Honors Legal Intern at the Federal Trade Commission’s San Francisco office, and a Legal Extern at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. While at the Federal Trade Commission, he co-authored “The Efficiencies Defenestration, Are Regulators Throwing Valid Healthcare Efficiencies Out The Window?” Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, Winter 2017-18.
Kyle also volunteered with the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project and the Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington, and helped immigrants apply for citizenship at Citizenship Workshops.
Kyle is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He also actively participates in the Barristers Association of San Francisco, working with the pro bono committee to provide information and resources to lawyers who are in their first 10 years of practice.