Eric Hyla is an Associate in Vedder Price’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Litigation group
Mr. Hyla’s complex litigation practice includes white collar, government investigation, class action, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and general commercial litigation law. Previously, he represented a financial institution in a class action alleging $3 billion in damages for market manipulation of financial securities, multiple financial institutions in their internal investigations launched in response to inquiries by the DOJ, SEC, FTC, and FINRA, and the former executive of a publicly traded company during an SEC investigation into the executive’s public statements.
Mr. Hyla’s pro bono experience includes securing DNA testing, which proved essential in preventing the execution of a person on death row with an intellectual disability, and obtaining compensation for a military veteran who was wrongfully detained for a month without bail for a crime the veteran did not commit.
Mr. Hyla was a Young Lawyer Representative to the IP Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, where he served as co-editor of the tidBITS weekly newsletter.
Mr. Hyla earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he made the dean’s list, and received his undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.
- Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2019
- Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., 2016
- New York, 2019
- Illinois, 2022
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2020
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2023