Eckles, Erin K.

Erin K. Eckles



Erin K. Eckles is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and government and internal investigations in the healthcare and life sciences industry. 

Ms. Eckles has experience advising clients on enforcement, compliance, and litigation matters involving potential violations of the federal False Claims Act (FCA), the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Stark Law, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and a number of other regulatory regimes. Ms. Eckles has conducted internal and government-facing investigations and has advised clients in the development, implementation, and enhancement of corporate compliance programs. 

Ms. Eckles also has experience conducting transactional due diligence and advising corporate clients on M&A and capital markets transactions from an anti-corruption perspective.

Ms. Eckles maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily representing clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and veterans matters. Ms. Eckles serves as Global Co-Chair of the Parent Lawyers Group.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Eckles served as a law clerk for Judge David McKeague at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Judge Craig Iscoe at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. During law school, Ms. Eckles served as managing editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Ms. Eckles’ recent experience includes:

  • Conducting internal and government-facing investigations for hospital systems, surgery centers, and healthcare related entities related to fraud and abuse laws
  • Conducting an investigation for a telehealth company related to alleged kickbacks and improper remuneration 
  • Advising a national healthcare provider on compliance with requirements of a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the Department of Justice
  • Developing and implementing a compliance program for a telehealth company
  • Conducting transactional due diligence on M&A and capital markets transactions relating to anti-corruption
  • Representing a leading global oil and gas services provider in Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations connected to anti-corruption and accounting matters
  • Developing and implementing a third-party risk management compliance program for a multinational technology company
  • Representing a pharmacy benefit management organization in qui tam FCA litigation
  • Performing transactional due diligence and counseling clients on the development of corporate anti-corruption compliance programs and policies 


American Health Law Association

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2012
    cum laude
  • BA, University of Michigan, 2009
    With Distinction

Languages Spoken

  • English