8/25/2022 The Firm is pleased to announce that Patrick Nichols and Kyle Foltyn-Smith have been promoted to partner.
Patrick’s practice focuses on complex litigation involving a variety of industries, including technology, energy and construction. Patrick recently secured a complete summary judgment victory in the Middle District of Florida and prevailed in the California Court of Appeal, which held that claims against the Firm’s client were preempted by the Airline Deregulation Act. Patrick also advises clients on a variety of legal issues, including employment, wage and hour and California’s rapidly changing privacy laws. Pat is a graduate of the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. He was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star® in 2022; he is admitted to practice in California and Colorado state, appellate, and federal courts, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kyle’s litigation practice focuses on class actions, antitrust and business disputes. He has had numerous successes at trial and on appeal. Recently, he prevailed in an arbitration where the petitioners sought over $20 million based on their breach of contract, fraud, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims. Kyle has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star® every year since 2020; he is admitted to practice in California and Texas. Kyle earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
Patrick’s email address is email@example.com and his direct dial is (310) 893-5157. Kyle’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his direct dial is (310) 893-5152.