Hayden P O’Byrne is an experienced litigator, who has represented the interests of a wide variety of entities and individuals in high-stakes disputes, including deceptive trade practices and unfair competition claims; products liability matters, and all manner of commercial disputes. He also has extensive experience coordinating the defense of significant multi-district class claims. While Mr. O’Byrne has obtained successful outcomes for persons and entities across the country, he is most often called upon to help clients with legal matters in Florida, given his experience in Florida state courts, and his familiarity with the Florida legal community.
Mr. O’Byrne was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission beginning in January 2017. He was a James Madison Institute Fellow for 2015-2016, and is a leader of the South Florida Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. O’Byrne was at a boutique law firm based in Coral Gables, Florida, where he gained experience in the courtroom. Mr. O’Byrne was in court nearly every week in state and federal courts all across South Florida litigating a variety of complex matters, including community bank litigation (ACH transfers, wires, deposits, UCC preemption, Ponzi schemes, garnishments, etc.), fraudulent transfers, employment matters, and general commercial disputes. Mr. O’Byrne handled the Florida collections litigation for a major furniture company and a variety of South American agricultural interests.