Press Release

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley Eiler Rejoins Wiley’s Insurance Practice

May 16, 2022

Washington, DC – Wiley, a preeminent DC law firm, is pleased to announce that Ashley E. Eiler has rejoined the firm as of counsel in the prominent Insurance Practice. Eiler will represent professional liability insurers in coverage disputes involving claims against attorneys, accountants, real estate appraisers, and other professionals.

Eiler previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, where she was lead counsel defending the federal government in civil lawsuits alleging employment discrimination, personal injury, medical malpractice, constitutional violations, and administrative procedure errors. She was also the district’s Civil Rights Liaison and represented the federal government’s interests in fraud investigations under the False Claims Act.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maine, Eiler was for six years a standout member of Wiley’s Insurance team, where she defended insured attorneys, accountants, and other professionals in negligence, defamation, and aiding and abetting lawsuits; represented general and professional liability insurers in coverage and “bad faith” litigation; and counseled insurers on complex coverage issues, claim valuation, and resolution strategy.

“Ashley’s experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, combined with her outstanding record of success in a wide range of insurance litigation issues at Wiley, will help our clients navigate this highly complex area of law,” said Daniel J. Standish and Kimberly M. Melvin, co-chairs of the firm’s Insurance Practice. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome her back to our team.”

Wiley is the “go-to” firm for insurance carriers facing high-profile disputes and novel legal challenges. Representing clients in professional liability, cyber, general liability, “bad faith,” and appellate matters throughout all 50 states, the team has handled some of the most prominent insurance matters in the country and secured landmark rulings for our clients that have involved enormous financial stakes.

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