Attorney in Oakland, California
Hoyt Sze is a Principal Counsel, Health Affairs, for the University of California Office of the President.
Hoyt was previously the Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer, of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
Hoyt was previously a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, in Los Angeles, California. In 2011, Hoyt was recognized by Legal 500 USA as a Lawyer Mentioned in the Area of White Collar Defense. Hoyt also defended numerous health care plans and providers in federal qui tam False Claims Acts cases.
From 2001 to 2006, Hoyt was a Deputy Federal Public Defender at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Santa Ana and Los Angeles, California. In 2001, Hoyt was the trial attorney in United States v. James Edward Smith, the first civil rights prosecution in Orange County for deprivation of civil rights under the color of law. After trial, the jury convicted Mr. Smith's co-defendant, but found Mr. Smith not guilty. In 2004, in United States v. Chad Robbins, Hoyt won a motion to suppress his client's statements after a two-day hearing. The government dismissed the indictment shortly thereafter.
From 1995 to 2001, Hoyt was an associate at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco, California. Hoyt worked on various health care compliance and transactional issues, including the transfer of all of UnitedHealth's 225,000 HMO members to Blue Shield of California. In 2001, Hoyt was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area.
Hoyt obtained his J.D. at Cornell Law School, cum laude. Hoyt was an editor of the Cornell Law Review. Hoyt obtained his B.A. at University of California at Berkeley, with distinction.