Erin Hoyle is a White Collar and Government Investigations Defense attorney with Carlton Fields. She focuses her practice on False Claims Act (qui tam/whistleblower) defense, corporate internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, cybersecurity and privacy, and securities and business litigation.
Her False Claims Act (FCA) experience includes defending health care 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 also represents individuals and corporations facing government FCA investigations and advises on whistleblower complaints. Erin counsels companies on how to best avoid and detect potential FCA violations, and how to most effectively respond when nonetheless faced with such allegations.
Erin also defends companies, executives, and employees in other 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. The internal investigations have been prompted by government enforcement proceedings, as well as company-initiated investigations based on suspected wrongdoing by employees, competitors, and other third parties.
Erin advises clients on data breach and similar cyber incident preparation and response, related state attorney general investigations, and further action stemming from those incidents.
Before joining the firm, Erin 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 compliance.
Erin is a graduate of Florida State University, the George Washington University, and Stetson University College of Law.
Erin is married to Ryan Hoyle, Assistant Director of Clinics and Externships at Stetson University College of Law. They have three amazing daughters. During her free time, Erin enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Family time often involves artistic pursuits, beach time, family yoga, or cheering on the girls at Ninja Runner competitions.