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Overview

Ashley represents clients in complex litigation in state and federal courts and arbitrations across the country.

She has experience handling all stages of commercial and healthcare litigation, from the initial analysis of the dispute to final resolution of the matter on appeal.    

Ashley’s experience includes the defense of medical malpractice claims against physicians and nursing homes, and the prosecution and defense of commercial claims, including contract disputes and business torts on behalf of hospitals, pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers. In this capacity, Ashley has also successfully secured injunctive and other extraordinary relief for her clients. 

Ashley also advocates for her clients at the appellate level and has pursued and defended appeals before state and federal courts. Most recently, Ashley successfully defended an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit resulting in the voluntary dismissal of the claims against her client.

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Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • Class Valedictorian
      Order of the Woolsack
      Recipient of 11 Academic Excellence Awards
      Saint Louis University Law Journal, 2008-2009
  • B.S., Saint Louis University
    • summa cum laude
    • Finance, Economics, International Business
    • Presidential Scholarship

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Clerkships

The Hon. Robert G. Dowd Jr., Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, 2009

Experience
  • Successfully obtained a complete defense award for a healthcare client in arbitration, wherein the claimant was seeking a multi-million dollar award for breach of contract.
  • Successfully defended an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit resulting in the voluntary dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims.
  • Successfully obtained both a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction enjoining a defendant from defaming and harassing the client hospital.
  • Prosecuted claim for misappropriation of trade secrets against “big four” accounting firm in case stemming from the theft of healthcare client’s proprietary business operations documents. After a three-day preliminary injunction hearing, the Court entered broad relief prohibiting the internal and external dissemination of any information obtained from client’s computer systems. Express Scripts, Inc. et al. v. Ernst & Young LLP et al., No. 13SL-CC00537 (St. Louis Cnty Cir. Ct., Dec. 10, 2013).