J. Kyle Janecek


Kyle Janecek, an associate in the Newport Beach office of Newmeyer & Dillion, is a member of the Transactional group. He brings to the team a breadth of experience including corporate, real estate, finance, intellectual property and construction law.

Regularly supporting the firm’s research, Kyle utilizes an analytical mindset to strategize and problem solve on behalf of the firm’s clients with a focus on alternative dispute resolution processes.  Kyle enjoys coming up with creative and effective solutions to move a client's end goals further to highly favorable results. Kyle's experience and skillset includes:

Insight into various facets of the legal industry.  Prior to joining the firm, Kyle interned for multiple Los Angeles based firms.  His broad experience included research and analysis of new case law in a variety of industries including entertainment, video game production, fashion, new media companies, online defamation, gaming, and e-commerce.
Breadth of dispute resolution knowledge.  At Pepperdine, Kyle also served as the Executive Editor of the Dispute Resolution Journal, researching and editing scholarly articles on alternative dispute resolution processes, and gaining exposure to a large breadth of issues in arbitration and mediation in novel legal settings.
A business-oriented background.  Kyle's background in economics and business communication has driven him to approach legal issues in a holistic manner to find and craft the best strategies in resolving disputes, seeking to understand why and how issues arise, and what can be done to resolve the root of issues.
His inquisitive spirit.  Kyle is dedicated to learning anything that could be useful to representing a client, increasing his own breadth and depth of knowledge.  From learning the history of certain corporations, the causes of failures and successes, to advances in blockchain and its application to entities or investment, he desires to find new ways to effectively create solutions and address issues before they occur. 

Because of this skillset,  Kyle is able to adapt to recent developments in the law relating to online ventures, and understand issues that new businesses face in the current market.  He has leveraged these skills and experiences to help clients with issues related to their online businesses in a transactional setting and in addressing potential litigation matters. 

Kyle has also spent time working with nonprofits, such as the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and the Compton Self-Help Center, where he provided pro bono legal advice to individuals with regard to bankruptcy, restraining orders, unlawful detainer and family law disputes.

Law Student Contributor, Entertainment Law Podcast -“Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge,” June 22, 2016.

•  Author, "Technical Failure Leads to Private Causes of Action Under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act," Newmeyer & Dillion, February 22, 2019.
•  Co-Author, "What to Do When the Worst Happens: Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach,"
Newmeyer & Dillion, October 31, 2018. 
•  Co-Author, "The Equifax Data Breach: Lessons Learned from a One-Year Look-Back," Newmeyer & Dillion, October 16, 2018.

•  Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2017
          Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certificate in
          Dispute Resolution
          Pepperdine University School of Law, Certificate in Entertainment,
          Media & Sports
•  Arizona State University, B.A. Business Communications, B.S. Economics, 2014, magna cum laude

•  California, 2017

Orange County Bar Association