Ashley represents clients in commercial litigation matters as well as corporate clients and their executives in government and internal investigations, civil enforcement matters, and criminal investigations alleging false claims, financial institution fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, and public corruption.


Representative Matters

  • Represents qui tam relators in False Claims Act (FCA) proceedings alleging fraud against government health care programs.
  • Member of a litigation team that defended a government contractor and several individual defendants against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and other business torts.
  • Represents nonprofit groups in pro bono efforts to incorporate and achieve tax-exempt status.
  • Aided in a pro bono appeal brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, representing an inmate who alleged he was improperly designated as a gang member and placed in solitary confinement for exercising his First Amendment rights while incarcerated.

Professional Experience

  • Judicial Extern, The Honorable Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2017)
  • Appellate Advocacy Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Law (2018-2019)
  • Research Assistant, Dean Gregory S. Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law (2017-2019)



J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law; Order of Barristers

B.A., with honors, Appalachian State University

Law Journals

Notes & Comments Editor, Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar

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