Kyle Quackenbush

PRACTICE AREAS

Antitrust
Consumer Protection

ADMISSIONS

State of California
US District Court – Northern District of California
US District Court – Southern District of California

EDUCATION

University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
Santa Clara University, B.S., Political Science; B.A., Spanish Studies

LANGUAGES

Spanish (conversational)

Kyle specializes in class actions and other complex civil litigations, with a focus on antitrust.

Representative matters include:

  • In re EpiPen Marketing, Sales Practices, and Antitrust Litigation: The Firm is on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee leading a class action alleging that Pfizer and Mylan—manufacturer and distributor of the epinephrine autoinjector EpiPen, respectively—have unlawfully created and abused a monopoly for the life-saving product. Plaintiffs seek to recover damages and overpayments from at least 2009 through the present, as well as injunctive relief under the federal antitrust laws and various state consumer protection and antitrust laws;
  • 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;
  • In re Local TV Advertising Antitrust Litigation: The Firm represents Plaintiff Holman Locker and Meat Market in a class action lawsuit against six of the largest broadcast television companies in the United States. Plaintiffs’ allege that these companies unlawfully conspired to artificially inflate the price of purchasing television advertisements;
  • 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 Masonic Corporation. Plaintiffs allege that as a result of Defendants’ alleged 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, representing a Plaintiff in his § 1983 claim against prison officials at Salinas Valley State Prison. The suit alleges that these officials 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. 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.