- Oklahoma Christian University (B.S., 2012, summa cum laude)
- University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2016)
- District of Columbia and Virginia
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- Idaho court dismisses innovator liability claims against Novartis for lack of specific personal jurisdiction.
Stirling v. Novartis Pharm. Corp., No. CV01-18-4880 (Idaho 4th Jud. Dist., Ada Cty. July 13, 2020)
- Firm secures voluntary dismissal with prejudice for Novartis.
Coleson v. Novartis Pharm. Corp., No. 3:18-cv-00359, (S.D. Miss. June 29, 2020)
Kyle Moran McWaters practices in the Firm’s Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups. Mr. McWaters regularly represents multinational corporations in both affirmative, commercial breach of contract claims and defense-oriented products liability litigation. In those representations, he has taken depositions, conducted e-discovery projects, and authored numerous briefs, including Daubert and summary judgment motions, appellate briefs, and motions to dismiss.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. McWaters managed all aspects of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act putative class action, including the briefing schedule, participating in a Rule 26 conference and the internal discovery process. He has experience drafting briefs and motions, including Rule 12(b)(6) motions, complaints alleging RICO violations, and discovery disputes in federal and state trial courts and state appellate courts. Mr. McWaters also has directed internal investigations in response to government-issued subpoenas, and overseen document and metadata review for production to the government. During his last year of law school, he worked as a supervised Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in the Albemarle County, Virginia Commonwealth Attorney's Office where, among other things, he conducted preliminary felony hearings, bench trials, and assisted with jury trials in Virginia state courts.
Mr. McWaters received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. He graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma Christian University with a B.S. in History where he received the President's Award and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research.
- Co-author, "Cybersecurity in Financial Services: A Regulatory and Litigation Primer," Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (April 2018)