Edward J. Loya is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices at Epstein Becker Green. He focuses on civil, employment, and criminal litigation matters and represents companies and individuals in investigations, prosecutions, and regulatory cases initiated by government agencies. Currently based in Dallas, Mr. Loya practices throughout the United States and has offices in New York and Los Angeles.
Specifically, Mr. Loya:
Advises clients in connection with government investigations relating to health care fraud and abuse, including federal and state fraud issues such as anti-kickback, self-referral, false claims, and false billings
Represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including business, contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and securities actions
Provides representation to employers in federal and state trial and appellate courts and in arbitration on a broad range of employment law issues, involving, among other things, breach of employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and confidentiality agreements; partnership and compensation disputes; employee misconduct; and harassment and discrimination claims
Represents organizations and individuals under investigation for, or charged with, alleged violations of business-related federal and state criminal law, including allegations of fraud (including accounting, securities, and health care fraud), corruption and bribery charges, embezzlement, financial improprieties, and grant mismanagement
Conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporations, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations facing potential action by local, state, or federal agencies
An accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Loya has successfully tried more than 20 criminal jury and bench trials in courts throughout the country. He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors conducting investigations in both English and Spanish.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Loya was Counsel in the Commercial Litigation and the Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Groups of a national law firm. He began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and then to the Honorable Harris L Hartz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Following his judicial clerkships, Mr. Loya was selected to join the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He served with distinction as a federal prosecutor in the Public Integrity Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, where, on a nationwide basis, he handled public corruption investigations and prosecutions of elected, appointed, and career officials at all levels of government. Mr. Loya also served for six months as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he successfully tried 20 misdemeanor bench trials in the D.C. Superior Court. He received the Assistant Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the DOJ’s Special Achievement Award, as well as recognition from various law enforcement agencies. DOJ officials also selected him to participate as a DOJ ambassador for recruiting and outreach and as a member of the Criminal Division’s diversity committee.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Edward J. Loya, Jr.