Ms. Eckles’ practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation, particularly within the Healthcare Industry.
Ms. Eckles has represented clients in connection with governmental and internal investigations regarding the False Claims Act (FCA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Stark Law, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has experience defending clients before the Department of Justice (DOJ), US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Ms. Eckles also has experience conducting transactional due diligence and advising corporate clients on M&A and capital markets transactions from an anti-corruption compliance perspective.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Eckles served as a law clerk for the Honorable David McKeague at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for the Honorable 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’ experience includes:
Conducting internal and government-facing investigations for large healthcare entities, including hospital systems, surgery centers, and healthcare related entities
Advising on implementing an internal compliance program for a major hospital system
Performing transactional due diligence and counseling clients on the development of corporate anti-corruption compliance programs and policies