Edward J. Loya Counsel
CHLI Corporate Advisory Council Member
Edward Loya is a trial attorney in Venable’s West Coast Commercial Litigation and Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Groups. He focuses on complex civil business litigation and also represents companies and individuals in investigations, prosecutions and regulatory matters nationwide.
Mr. Loya previously served with distinction as a federal prosecutor in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where, on a nationwide basis, he handled investigations and prosecutions of elected, appointed and career officials at all levels of government. He has successfully prosecuted cases involving allegations of corruption in the award of multi-million dollar defense contracts, police corruption, border corruption, and corruption and fraud relating to federal programs. An accomplished and highly-regarded trial attorney, he has successfully conducted more than twenty criminal jury and bench trials in courts throughout the country. For his work at the DOJ, he received the Assistant Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award and the Justice Department Special Achievement Award, as well as recognition from various law enforcement agencies.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Loya served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harris L. Hartz of the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and to the Honorable S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In law school, he interned for the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Mr. Loya maintains a pro bono practice focused on serving individuals from disadvantaged communities in Southern California and promoting the advancement of the U.S. Hispanic business community in all sectors of the U.S. economy.