Kyle's experience runs the gamut of federal environmental laws and their state analogues, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Endangered Species Act. He has also litigated novel federal constitutional and preemption claims in federal courts across the country, representing plaintiffs, defendants, and intervenors. Prior to joining Venable, Kyle served a two-year clerkship with the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. During his clerkship, he drafted numerous orders on dispositive motions and assisted the judge through all phases of civil and criminal trials and hearings.
As a result, Kyle has significant litigation experience, including pre-filing strategy analyses, taking and defending depositions, discovery management, administrative record review, motion practice, and expert work. He also works with clients to preserve issues for appeal and, if necessary, defend or overturn decisions in federal and state appellate courts.
Kyle also advises clients defending and challenging federal, state, and local permitting decisions in and out of court. In this capacity, he takes a holistic approach to project development, offering permitting advice, negotiating with regulators, and maximizing his clients' future litigation position.
Kyle currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Water Resources Committee. He has won several awards for his writing on the role of agency discretion in the administration and enforcement of environmental law.