Kyle A. Casazza is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Casazza’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, particularly cases going to trial. Mr. Casazza represented Transocean during the first two phases of the landmark bench trial relating to the Deepwater Horizon tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. Following the first phase, the court found that BP’s contractual agreement to indemnify Transocean for compensatory damages was valid and enforceable, and that Transocean was not liable for punitive damages.
Other representative experience includes:
- Representing a technology company in connection with a three-month jury trial involving multi-billion dollar antitrust claims against the world’s largest computer memory manufacturers.
- Preparing for a trial in which the plaintiffs alleged a nine-figure breach of contract claim against MTO’s client arising from a failed Las Vegas resort development.
Mr. Casazza has also been involved in multiple entertainment contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims against attorneys and law firms, and internal investigations of heavily-regulated industries.
Mr. Casazza graduated from the USC Gould School of Law in May 2007. He was awarded the Law Alumni Award (highest GPA in graduating class), the Alfred I. Mellenthin Award (highest GPA at the conclusion of the first and second years), the Judge Malcolm Lucas Award (highest GPA at the conclusion of the first year), and the Arthur Manella Scholarship (2005-06, 2006-07). While at USC, Mr. Casazza served as a senior submissions editor for the Southern California Law Review and as an executive editor for a symposium issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Prior to joining MTO in November 2010, he worked at Susman Godfrey LLP, where he represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of practice areas, including auditor liability, antitrust, breach of contract, intellectual property, oil and gas, products liability and securities fraud.