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Erin J. Hoyle

Erin J. Hoyle

Associate

Overview

Before joining the firm, Erin Hoyle worked in academic fundraising, preparing state universities for national fundraising campaigns. She now advises educational institutions on an array of sensitive matters, including employment issues, records retention, student safety, administrative best practices, and cybersecurity and privacy.

In addition to Erin’s education practice, she represents companies and individuals in government and criminal investigations and conducts internal investigations. Her experience in this area includes government contracting fraud, cybercrime, trade secret misappropriation, theft of government property, health care, bribery of public officials, securities, public company accounting, and compliance with professional standards of conduct.

Erin’s practice also includes False Claims Act (FCA) experience. She defends clients in civil qui tam actions alleging the submission of false claims for payment, federal anti-kickback and Stark Law violations, and employer retaliation claims. She represents individuals and corporations facing government FCA investigations and advises on whistleblower complaints. Erin counsels clients on how to best avoid and detect potential FCA violations, and how to most effectively respond when nonetheless faced with such allegations.

Erin advises firm clients, including school districts, on preparing for and responding to data breach and other cyber incidents, related attorney general investigations, and further action stemming from those incidents.

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Professional & Community Involvement

  • Ferguson-White American Inn of Court (2014–2015)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Avoiding Broken Glass: When the Government Comes Knocking,” Association of Corporate Counsel, West Central Florida Chapter, St. Petersburg, FL (April 2018)
  • “Painting a Compliance Picture in a False Claims Landscape,” Association of Corporate Counsel, West Central Florida Chapter, St. Petersburg, FL (May 2017)

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2015)
    • Editor in Chief, Stetson Law Review
  • The George Washington University (M.A., 2005)
  • Florida State University (B.A., 2003)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Independent Consultant, St. Petersburg, FL (2011–2012)
  • Florida State University Foundation, Tallahassee, FL
    • Interim Chief of Staff (2011)
    • Director of Research and Prospect Management (2008–2011)
    • Director of Research (2007–2008)
    • Senior Research Analyst (2007)
    • Research Analyst (2005–2007)

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