Biography

EDWARD J. LOYA, JR.,* is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the New York and Los Angeles offices of 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.

Specifically, Mr. Loya:

  • 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.

While attending law school, Mr. Loya was the Co-President of his graduating class and Editor in Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. He externed for the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In 2017, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) recognized Mr. Loya as one of HNBA’s “Top Lawyers Under 40.” Since joining private practice, he has been interviewed on white-collar criminal law matters by major news media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Law360.

*Admitted in California, the District of Columbia, and Texas; not admitted in New York.

Education
  • Stanford Law School (J.D., 2005)
    • Co-President, Class of 2005
    • Editor in Chief, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance
    • Pro Bono Distinction Award
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., 2002)
    • Teaching Assistant, Revelle College Humanities Program
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Memberships
  • Stanford Law School, Class of 2005’s Ten-Year Reunion Committee, Co-Chair
Languages
  • Spanish