Workplace investigations allow Ashlyn to practice the aspects of the law that she enjoys most: research, writing, neutral fact-finding, impartial analysis and fair, evidence-based conclusions. Working as an investigator gives her the opportunity to expand her legal expertise while still pursuing her passion for justice.
Ashlyn began her career as a trial attorney for the Department of Homeland Security, focusing on immigration, national security and human rights law. As a member of the specialized Human Rights litigation team, she successfully prosecuted human traffickers, war criminals and human rights violators.
Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Ashlyn worked with the Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland investigating allegations of human rights abuses.
In law school at the University of Minnesota, Ashlyn was an editor for the University of Minnesota Journal of International Law. She also served as a student practitioner in the Human Rights and International Advocacy Clinic.
Ashlyn enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and photography. One of her photos was featured in Moon Publishing’s “California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State.” She and her partner belong to three cats, and they regularly foster kittens.
“If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.” — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
Carnegie Mellon University; B.A., History/Creative Writing
State Bar of California
Minnesota State Bar
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