Ashley Phillips’ practice focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation and government investigations. Ms. Phillips represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts and in private arbitration. Her clients include companies in the technology, real estate, manufacturing and financial services industries, among other sectors.
Ms. Phillips’ experience includes the following representative matters:
- an arbitration stemming from an international media acquisition involving allegations of breach of contract and fiduciary duty, among other claims;
- an arbitration on behalf of Japanese entities involving allegations of breach of contract and fiduciary duty, among other claims;
- a technology company in a consumer class action with respect to allegations of false advertising;
- multiple clients, including technology companies and SPACs, in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission;
- a bank in a class action regarding mortgage loan contracts;
- directors of an energy company in multiple parallel suits stemming from a natural gas leak;
- a professional sports organization in a class action alleging improper administration of medications to players;
- a robotics company with respect to allegations of anticompetitive behavior;
- a startup company in a matter involving land use and constitutional issues;
- a client alleging elder abuse, on a pro bono basis; and
- immigrant detainees in preparing bail applications to be released due to COVID-19, on a pro bono basis.
In 2018, Ms. Phillips received the Access to Justice Award from the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California in recognition of the pro bono legal services rendered in Hernandez v. Sessions, an immigration bail bonds reform case.