February 16, 2017

Edward Loya Receives Hispanic National Bar Association’s “Top Lawyers Under 40” Award

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Recognized for professionalism, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession

Los Angeles, CA (February 16, 2017) – Venable LLP, an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm, announced today that counsel Edward J. Loya, Jr. has received the Hispanic National Bar Association's (HNBA) award for "Top Lawyers Under 40." The award honors attorneys who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession.

The HNBA Awards Committee selected Mr. Loya as a recipient from a pool of candidates nominated from across the country following a rigorous review process. He will receive his award at the annual HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference held in Miami, FL on March 31, 2017.

"This is a great accomplishment for Edward and is truly well deserved," said Geoffrey R. Garinther, chair of Venable's Litigation Division. "He is an exceptional attorney with a bright future ahead of him. We congratulate him on this prestigious award and thank the Hispanic National Bar Association for the recognition."

"Edward came to us a few years ago from the Department of Justice and has impressed me with how quickly he has been able to adapt to litigation in Los Angeles. He is an exceptional litigator and integral to our California litigation practice; I am very proud of his accomplishment," said Richard J. Frey, a senior litigation partner in the Los Angeles office.

A member of Venable's West Coast Commercial Litigation and Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Groups, Mr. Loya represents companies and individuals in internal investigations, white-collar enforcement and regulatory matters, and general civil litigation. As part of his community involvement, he serves as outside counsel to the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, California, and oversees Venable's participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Fellows Program. Prior to joining Venable, he served with distinction as a federal prosecutor in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where he successfully handled investigations and prosecutions of elected, appointed, and career officials at all levels of government. Mr. Loya served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harris 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. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2005 and his B.A. from the University of California at San Diego in 2002.

Founded in 1972, the Hispanic National Bar Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization representing the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and other legal professionals in the United States and its territories. The HNBA acts as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic attorneys and helping generations of attorneys succeed.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With over 600 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines.