Firm’s West Coast Team Continues to Grow in Recent Months

Los Angeles, CA (April 18, 2018) – Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Edward J. Loya, Jr., an accomplished trial attorney, has joined as a Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices in the firm’s Los Angeles and New York offices. Mr. Loya, who joins EBG from Venable, focuses on civil, employment, and criminal litigation matters and represents companies and individuals in investigations, prosecutions, and regulatory cases initiated by government agencies. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporations, hospitals, and non-profit organizations involving allegations of bribery, fraud, embezzlement, and employee misconduct.

Previously, Mr. Loya was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section, in Washington, DC. Following his graduation from Stanford Law School, where he was Editor in Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, Mr. Loya clerked with the Honorable S. James Otero in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Honorable Harris L Hartz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.

“We have been fortunate to recruit the very highest caliber talent to the firm, and we are thrilled that Edward has joined our team,” said David W. Garland, Chair of EBG’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee. “With more companies facing compliance and litigation risk, Edward’s litigation and trial experience add an important element to our nationwide trial capabilities and strong labor, employment and workforce management practice. We are pleased that he will be serving clients across the country, including in California, where our West Coast labor and employment team continues to grow.”

Edward joined the DOJ as part of the Class of 2008 of Attorney General’s Honors Program For his work as a federal prosecutor, he received the Criminal Division’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award, the Justice Department’s 2010 Special Achievement Award, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s 2010 Award for Excellence in Investigation. In 2017, the Hispanic National Bar Association recognized him as one of its “Top Lawyers Under 40.”

“Joining a firm with exceptional attorneys and capabilities as well as outstanding firm culture was important to me and I’ve found a good mix of all of that at Epstein Becker Green,” said Mr. Loya. “My new colleagues have been tremendously welcoming. I am already collaborating on several projects and preparing for upcoming trials across the country, demonstrating that my skills align very nicely with client needs. EBG works with an impressive roster of clients. I  look forward to many more opportunities to use my background and experience to help meet their needs and to continuing to expand my practice.”

In addition to Mr. Loya, EBG has recently attracted other notable attorneys to its West Coast team. These include: Richard Frey, the former head of Venable’s West Coast labor and employment and litigation practices; Senior Attorney Carlos Becerra and Associate Robert Pepple, who also joined from Venable; Jonathan Brenner, the former head of Sidley Austin’s West Coast labor and employment practice; Ted Gehring, who rejoined the firm from Ogletree Deakins as a Senior Attorney; as well as several new associates. 

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in locations throughout the United States and supporting domestic and multinational clients, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence.  For more information, visit

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