Kyle Reykalin

Kyle Reykalin


Email kyle.reykalin@​

Phone +81 3 5157 8315

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesEnglish, Japanese

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Kyle Reykalin is an associate in our IPMT team in the Tokyo office. He uses his unique cross-border and cultural experience to counsel Japanese and international companies in life sciences and other industries on both contentious and non-contentious patent, trade secrets, licensing, and trademark issues.

He began his career in Silicon Valley, where he gained a broad range of litigation experience including in trade secrets, intellectual property, non-compete and non-solicitation disputes, for some of Silicon Valley’s largest companies. 

In Japan, he founded and served as the Director of document review services for Japan’s first e-discovery company, where he worked with Japanese clients to develop unique strategies to leverage artificial intelligence to reduce the cost and time needed to conduct document reviews. He also advised Japanese companies on U.S. discovery practices and procedures, as well as U.S. law firms in the unique challenges of Asian-language discovery.

Kyle is a member of the State Bar of California, an adjunct professor at Temple University, Beasley School of Law in Tokyo, and former Associate Editor of the Employment Chapter of the American Bar Association's Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, with honors

B.A., University of California, Davis, with honors

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Acting for various global originator pharmaceutical companies in relation to numerous patent disputes in Japan with Japanese bengoshi lawyers.

Acting for various Japanese companies to conduct internal investigations into potential fraud, FCPA violations, and antitrust claims.*

Obtaining a preliminary injunction for a social gaming company on the basis that game mechanics arise to the level of a trade secret.*

Acting for one of the world’s largest video game makers in relation to trade secret and contractual claims, with damages of over $1 billion.*

Acting for creditors of a U.S. bank in an action to recover funds after the bank’s failure.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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