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Overview

Ashley focuses her practice on labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on providing practical and sound advice to minimize risk involving employment issues and handling all facets of employment-related litigation.

Ashley regularly advises clients on issues such as personnel decisions, policies and handbooks, employment and severance agreements, employee discipline and termination, and wage and hour compliance. She provides companies with a full complement of day-to-day employment counsel that fits their business needs.

Ashley has extensive experience designing and conducting comprehensive, effective investigations of employee complaints. She regularly provides management training to clients so that they can better navigate hiring, termination and performance issues, as well as minimize legal liability.

When litigation does occur, Ashley is a persuasive advocate before state and federal courts and administrative agencies against a wide variety of employment claims. She is an experienced and determined attorney in her field. Clients feel confident in her guidance and counsel as she leads them through a stressful, complex process.


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Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University
    • cum laude
  • B.A., Duke University

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Faculty of Federal Advocates

Clerkship

  • The Hon. Howell Cobb, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Experience
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to clients with national operations and thousands of employees across the U.S., as well as to smaller employers locally.
  • Won summary judgment in federal court in multiple disability discrimination lawsuits following thorough briefing and oral argument.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on national origin, religion, race and gender discrimination claims.
  • Has successfully mediated numerous claims brought by employees and filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to clients' satisfaction without incurring high litigation costs associated with federal lawsuits.
  • Routinely submits statements of position to EEOC to obtain favorable "no probable cause" findings.
  • Served as previous firm's internal employment attorney for more than 300 partners and employees in seven offices nationwide.
Community Leadership
  • Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee of Duke University, Chair of Denver/Boulder area (2005-present)
  • MIT Parents Association volunteer (2019-present)
  • Children’s Museum of Denver, Board of Directors (2006-2010)

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