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Ashley N. Southerland is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Crowell & Moring, where she practices in the firm's Litigation and Health Care groups.

Ashley's litigation practice spans various industries, including health care, higher education, and hospitality. She represents domestic and multinational companies in complex litigation, as well as in arbitrations involving contractual disputes. Ashley is also engaged in counseling private universities in the areas of compliance and litigation risk management.

Ashley is an active participant in Crowell & Moring's pro bono program. Most recently, she co-authored a report on voting rights in Virginia as part of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights' Voting Rights Project. Ashley also currently represents individuals in federal post-conviction proceedings in the state of Florida.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Ashley served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Immediately prior, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jillyn K. Schulze, magistrate judge, of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Ashley received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2011, where she served as an acquisitions editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.  During law school, Ashley interned with the Honorable Inez Smith Reid of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She was also a member of the Cornell Death Penalty Project and externed at the Center for Children's Law and Policy, where she assessed the conditions of confinement at New York City secure juvenile detention facilities. In addition, Ashley served as an "attorney for the child," and represented clients in custody proceedings in Tompkins County Family Court. Ashley graduated from Duke University in 2008, where she was a Mellon Mays Fellow. She received her A.B. in sociology, with distinction in the major.

Ashley enjoys contemporary and modern dance, yoga, and cooking gourmet Southern cuisine.

Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Pathfinder Year


Areas of Practice

Health Care


Health Care

Leadership Positions

Diversity Council; Recruiting Committee; Firm Trustee, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs; American Health Lawyers Association; American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association

Law School

Cornell Law School

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