Mr. Lyle is Co-Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office and Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s Washington, D.C. Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who has achieved victories for his clients at trial and on appeal in a wide range of complex cases in federal and state courts across the United States. He was recognized for his trial expertise by being appointed to the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and was a recipient of The National Law Journal’s Legal Times Champions & Visionaries Award for 2012. He has tried to judgment or jury verdict a number of significant matters, including products liability actions, trade secrets and trademark cases, and consumer fraud and business disputes. Mr. Lyle has also obtained injunctive relief in a number of cases, including a preliminary injunction on behalf of a major national health insurer in a deceptive trade practices case involving the pharmaceutical industry that was upheld by the Eighth Circuit. He has particular expertise in products liability and mass tort cases, representing companies in some of the largest disasters of recent times including the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Mr. Lyle was the Director of the White House Office of Administration in the Clinton Administration. He was responsible for the overall management of administrative services for the White House complex and testified before Congress in connection with the White House appropriation. He also served as the General Counsel for the White House Office of Administration where he provided legal advice and counsel in areas such as congressional investigations, crisis management, constitutional law, federal procurement and contracts, appropriations law and ethics. Drawing on his experience in the Clinton White House, he also represents clients in sensitive congressional and governmental investigations relating to the False Claims Act (FCA), product recalls and other civil matters, including state attorneys general investigations.